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The 2009 Mendel Malbec is a medium bodied, fruity to integrated wine, with intense aromas of toasted oak, dark chocolate and violets on the nose and black currant and vanilla on the palate. It has a good structure, tannins that are still quite firm (decant for 1+ hour), nice food friendly acidity and a long, mineral finish. Even though it’s enjoyable now, it will greatly benefit from being tucked away for at least 2 years, drink 2014/15-2020. My impression (after decanting): Very NICE, 91 pts - an excellent example showing the essence of Malbec as a single varietal. Buy 4 botttles, tuck them away for 3 years and compare them to others twice the price. Tasted Apr/12.
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Great structure in this full bodied red. Aromas of black cherry and cassis mingle with violets, chocolate and savory spice. It's quite firm but with great depth and length. I will definitely tuck a few away to see how this wine develops as the tannins mellow.