Mendel Mendoza Unus 2016 (Argentina) Rated 94WA
- Calculated at Checkout
It was very interesting to taste the 2016 Unus next to the 2017. The freshness and the elegance are pretty obvious, which does not mean the wine is light, and there's harmonious balance that should make this a long-distance runner in the bottle. The fruit is ripe but without excess, the oak is there in the background, the tannins are present but are soft and fine grained and it's subtler than the 2017. It's a classical blend of 65% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot with a mixture of berries, herbs and spices. A classical Bordeaux blend in one of the freshest vintages of recent times. Drink now-2028.
Wine Tasting Notes
Incredible dark purple color. 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 and berry fruits, and the cocoa and vanilla flavors simply make this wines finish go on and on and on. There are loads of ripe, soft 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. Serve with absolutely any red-wine friendly food and you will have a ball!