Alto Agrelo Valley, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Wine Advocate 88 points!
Llama Old Vine Blend from Belasco de Baquedano embodies the distinctive spirit of their vineyards, spanning the foothills of the Andes. Bringing together two of its most renowned varieties, Bonarda and Malbec, this blend boasts an elegant touch of violet, flavors of ripe strawberries, and soft, yet persistent, structure. Both Bonarda and Malbec are aged individually for six months in 3-year-old French oak barrels and then blended together to age for a minimum of six additional months in bottle. Cultivated from vines over 100 years old.
"The classical and juicy 2015 Llama Bonarda/Malbec combines good ripeness with some spicy flavors and a chewy mouthfeel, with some rusticity that provides character."-Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, 88 points!
Enjoy Llama Old Vine Blend with steak, ribs, lamb chops and aged cheeses.