Bodega Noemia de Patagonia A Lisa Malbec 2018 Rated 93WA
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Wine Advocate Review
The original red 2018 A Lisa is named after Han Vinding Diers' Danish grandmother and sourced from villages within 15 kilometers of Mainqué in Río Negro, so it's their village red. They had frost in the zone in 2018 and yields were decimated, so production plummeted from 90,000 to 70,000 bottles. This is mostly Malbec with some 9% Merlot and perhaps 1% Petit Verdot, and the full berries fermented in stainless steel. Only 15% to 20% of the volume matured in used French oak barrels for some nine months, while the rest was kept in stainless steel. It felt very fruit-forward at first, but it turned more serious with some air. It seemed to put on weight in the glass, showing more depth and layers, with clean aromas and a round and juicy palate with more clout than you'd think. It has more complexity than the varietals and comes through as tasty, long and dry. Drink now-2023.
Wine Tasting Notes
Bodega Noemia A Lisa Malbec is dense violet and plum in color offering aromas of dark berries, cherry, cocoa and spice on the nose. The medium bodied, balanced palate offers persistent tannins with notes of dark fruit, cassis, smoked meat and white pepper.