Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wine Review: 90+ Cellars Lot 23 Mendoza Malbec 2015

May is 90+ Cellars Month on!

90+ Cellars Lot 23 Mendoza Malbec 2015

To learn about how 90+ Cellars finds their wine and everything else you want to know about the Boston based company, read A Brief History of 90+ Cellars!

At Luke's of Cape Cod this Malbec sells like hotcakes, along with the Lot 2 Sauvignon Blanc. The Lot 23 Malbec is out of Argentina's famous Mendoza region and the vineyards are planted on the foothills of the Andes at over 3,000 feet above sea level. The wine sees a minimum of six months aging in French and American oak.

NOTE: In advance of moving to a new house and the arrival of a new baby, the reviews for March, April and May were all written in February and may be much quicker and to the point than you expect from this blog. Foolishness will return this summer.

The color of the wine is a dark crimson that brightens up to violet edges. Spices rule the nose, from brown baking spices to an unpointable exotic one. There's also aromas of juicy plum, smashed blackberries and vanilla. It's medium bodied with soft tannin and an uplifting acidity that carries the fruits on the palate into a lively expressiveness. There's flavors of plums, blackberries, pencil shavings and that same exotic spice. It finishes very dry with plums and pencil shavings.

If you were to buy this from the source label it would be $17. As 90+ it's just $12. And simply put, every single day on the job this is among my recommendations for Malbec in that price range.

Price: $12
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.


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