Luca Malbec Uco Valley Mendoza Argentina '17

Luca Malbec Uco Valley Mendoza Argentina '17

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WINE OVERVIEW

This Malbec has made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List twice for a reason —it is quintessentially expressive of Mendoza and impossible to replicate.

Historical Accolades for Luca Old Vine Malbec

Vintage 2018 - Wine Enthusiast No. 4 on Top 100 of 2020

Vintage 2016 - Wine Enthusiast's Editor's Choice & Top 100 List #42
Vintage 2013 - Wine & Spirits #2 Most Popular Argentine Wine
Vintage 2012 - Wine Spectator Top 100 List #19
Vintage 2007 - Wine Spectator Top 100 List #82

TASTING NOTES

Spice and black cherry cola aromas with notes of cocoa. The berry flavors pop on the palate from its depth and lively acidity, finishing with hints of espresso.

FOOD PAIRING

Pairs well with foods such as venison or wild game, steak, pork, quail, all types of lamb, and medium-strong cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

Wine Enthusiast 93 points

A dark, dense color and bold berry aromas laced with tight-grained oak notes and related vanilla, spice and cinnamon accents are quite the draw. This full-flavored Malbec is medium in depth and driven by ripe fruit and wiry acidity. Blackberry, cassis and creamy, almost fatty oak flavors finish with medium length. Drink now through 2024.

James Suckling 93 points

A great range of aromas from flowers through smoke to elderberries, pull you into this powerful, structured yet graceful malbec in which the fine-grained tannins are already beautifully integrated, gently turning ever drier through the long, polished finish. Mostly from old vines in Altamira, plus some wine from higher-altitude vineyards.