Mendel Unus 2013

Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon

The aromas of dark cherries, plums and roasted cocoa come leaping out of the glass. This is a big but very suave wine with layers of ripe cherry, berry fruits, white pepper, mint, chocolate, caramel, smoke, and toast. There are loads of ripe, soil tannins, so this wine will certainly age beautifully for a decade or longer, but the temptation to drink it right away may be too much to resist. - Winemaker's Notes

Complex and beautiful aromas of blackberry and blueberry. Licorice. Full body, fine tannins and a long finish. Sexy and pretty. Drink now. - JS95

The 2013 Unus is a blend of 65% Malbec that brings roundness, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon that provides the tannic structure and 10% Petit Verdot that adds meatiness to the wine. The grapes were sourced from different subzones of Mendoza. It fermented in 5,000-liter stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts and matured in French oak barrel for 16 months. The nose shows great balance between ripeness, elegance, fruit and soil, with great freshness and poise, feeling the effect of the vintage in a subtler wine. There are notes of violets and morello cherries, fine spices and incipient complexity. The palate is equally balanced, with fine-grained, earthy tannins, subtle with even some austerity and a long, supple finish. 17,000 bottles were filled in March 2015. - WA93+

Healthy, bright medium ruby. Lovely lift to the aromas of blackberry, cassis, cocoa powder, violet and licorice, plus a whiff of mint. Tightly wound and penetrating, with intense black fruit flavors accented by herbs and flowers and lifted by brisk acidity. Finishes firmly tannic and persistent. VAG91+

The Winery

Mendel Winery embodies the union of Roberto de la Mota - one of Argentina's most respected and experienced winemakers - with a nearly century-old Argentine family, whose sole objective is to produce wine of unquestionable, superior quality that express the character of their very old Malbec and Cabernet vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

Mendel is the first name of the owner's father, a man who came to Argentina with nothing and ended up a successful businessman in different industries. He was also a man that loved the finest things that life had to offer, particularly wine. His daughter, Anabelle, honors her father by seeking perfection in her and Roberto's wines with his name on the label.

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