The region produces wonderful Malbecs. 85 year old vines usually produce great wines. Unfortunately, this one is neither wonderful nor great. There isn’t a lot of complexity and there isn’t any bounce to the step. There is medium body, tight tannins and a ripeness to the finish.
It’s still quite enjoyable, but we don’t feel the price is justified.
We’ve had nicer wines from the region at a more reasonable price. Maybe it needs more time in the bottle, or possibly it needs something carnavore-ish to be served with it to distract.
MALBEC – LUIS SEGUNDO LAS ACEQUIAS MENDOZA 15