One of the things I like about wine is just when you think you are getting to grips with the wines and styles of particular regions, you are reminded that there are regions and possibly whole countries which produce wine where frankly more work is required. Observations such as these require some pause for thought in my consideration of the MW programme. Lujan de Cuyo (the wine here) for example is a sub region of Mendoza in Argentina where the grapes are grown around 1000 metres of altitude in a rain shadow of the Andes. Of course, what else could it be?
This wine presents as a typical Mendoza malbec but better than most. Deeply coloured it has aromatics of cedar, mulberry, dark chocolate and plum. The oak is initially prominent, but not with air. The palate has good length, a nice texture and a soft and round middle palate. I'd drink this again.
Rating: Very Good