To Order by Phone : 1-888-614-WINE

 
Luca Malbec 2011

Luca Malbec 750ML 2011      
Sku: 18840

Tasting notes
This is a great example of Mendoza Malbec. Incredible color — you could use it in an inkwell! Loads of spice and black cherry cola aromas with notes of cocoa. The berry flavors really pop on the palate as the wine has both good depth and very lively acidity that leads to an incredibly long finish. A bottom note of freshly brewed espresso keeps the mouth watering too. This one is a teenager at the moment, and should age very well (and not talk back when you don’t give it the car keys!). Pairs well with foods such as venison or wild game, steak, pork, quail, all types of lamb, and medium-strong cheeses. A very flexible wine due to its concentration and balance.

Review
The 2011 Luca Malbec comes from three vineyards in the Uco Valley in Altamira, La Consulta and Gualtallary that have an average age of 46 years. It is aged for 16 months in French oak (60% new). It has a floral bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb and a touch of Hoi Sin that is well-defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, dry tannins on the entry that lend this Malbec a "classic" feel. It is very well-balanced and harmonious, with light strawberry, balsamic and pomegranate notes on the minerally finish. This is a superb Malbec. 92 Points - The Wine Advocate

Wine maker notes
This is a great example of Mendoza Malbec. Incredible color—could use it in an inkwell! Lavender, spice and black cherry cola aromas with notes of cocoa and wood smoke. The berry flavors really pop on the palate as the wine has both good depth and very lively acidity that leads to an incredibly long fruit-filled finish. A bottom note of freshly brewed espresso keeps the mouth watering too. This one is a teenager at the moment, and should age very well (and not talk back when you don't give it the car keys!). Pairs well with foods such as venison or wild game, steak, pork, quail, all types of lamb, and medium-strong cheeses. A very flexible wine due to its concentration and balance

Technical notes
14.0% abv pH:3.72

Related Searches
Argentina
Cuyo
Mendoza
Uco Valley
Agrelo
Chacras de Coria
Regional Varietals:
Bonarda
Bordeaux Blend
Cabernet Franc
Regional Wineries:
Acordeon
Antigal Winery & Estates
Bodega Catena Zapata
Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Appellation: Uco Valley
Grape Varietal: Malbec
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $34.99
On Sale $29.99
  Buy Luca Malbec
20% discount on 12 bottles for $336.00
  Buy a case of Luca Malbec
Bookmark and Share
    Read Your Store Reviews       PriceGrabber User Ratings for GrandWineCellar.com   BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site - Grand Wine Cellar Reviews at Bizrate