2006 Mendel Unus Malbec

Definite luscious cabernet in the nose, dusty earthy and some minty eucalyptus in both nose and flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Lighter on end-palate and in finish. Firm structure and moderate, well-integrated tannins. I would recommend aerating and/or decanting before drinking—which I did, but it remained a little too restrained for my taste. Recommended with reservations. BSE

WHO: Mendel
WHAT: Malbec (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%)
WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $48 (Media sample)

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