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

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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