La Celia ‘Heritage’ Uco Valley Mendoza Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina
Review Date : 05-Feb-2013
100% estate Malbec from the Uco Valley, grown at 1050 m.a.s.l., fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 100% new French oak, then 30% given another 3 months in barrel. Full, near impenetrable, black-hued ruby-red with purple tints. The bouquet is densely packed with very ripe fruit aromas of black berry fruits and plums with iron and earth notes lifted with oak, spices, a little volatility and dark red floral elements. Full-bodied, rich but stylishly restrained flavours of ripe black berry fruits and earthy plums form a weighty, mouthfilling palate core. The concentration is the feature, and layers of oak spices, nuts and earth unfold adding detail, interest and presence. Low acidity contributes to the softness and breadth on palate. The fruit sweetness and lusciousness builds along with the tannin extraction and blossoms into a long and opulent finish. This is a fulsome and densely concentrated, richly flavoured Malbec with a soft, rounded mouthfeel and plenty of structure to develop over the next 8-10+ years. Serve with roasted and grilled game meat. 18.5+/20 Feb 2013 RRP $57.95

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