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2017 Noemia


A Lisa Malbec

$19.99

 

The oldest of the two vintages I tasted of the entry-level red, the 2016 A Lisa is a blend of Malbec with some 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. It has some tempera paint, licorice and singed leather aromas, which seem to increase with time in the glass. This sees a short fermentation with little extraction, and 15% of the wine matured in used barriques for ten months, while the rest was kept in stainless steel. There is an earthy and leathery character, which some might associate with the Rhône or even Bordeaux, as well as notes of Chinese ink and licorice, with darker fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with some dusty tannins and a dry finish, somewhat austere. The touch of animal character (which I'm sure some might love) makes me hesitate. Wine Advocate 89

Item: Wine-331952
Year: 2017
Producer: Noemia
Designation: A Lisa
Varietal: Malbec
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
 

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