94 points-Andreas Larsson, blindtasted.com
Lucia de Mendoza Estate Malbec is the flagship red from this winery in Mendoza. Don Rosendo Wines is an independent company with strong family tradition and a large agricultural development history, from its roots in the early 19th century to today. Their wines are born at the foot of the Andes Mountains with a unique nature, high quality of meltwater and intense sun.
"Inky dark purple colour. Pure nose of ripe dark fruit, some violet notes and crushed blackberry, with no noticeable oak. Very good bite on the palate, fresh acidity, ripe but refreshing tannin, stony dark fruit, digest and juicy yet with concentration and a very long finish. Serious potential here."-Andreas Larsson, blindtasted.com, 94 points!
Lucia Estate Malbec has an intense red color with violet hues. On the nose, it is complex and fragrant, with mature plum notes typical of this varietal. It has elegant aromas of toasted bread and spices due to its long aging period in oak barrels. The wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrels, then it remains at least 8 months in bottle. On the palate, it is rich and juicy, displaying smooth, sweet tannins, making it an outstanding Malbec for aging.
Enjoy Lucia Estate Malbec with veal chops, roast duck, empanadas, and aged cheeses.