Mendel Unus 2006
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
This wine is much more concentrated and complex, almost black in color. The structured tannins are immediately apparent, however the intricate aromas mingle in the glass creating a mysterious composition of glamorous elements, full bright fruit, fresh cut garden herbs, lavender, black cherry and rich soil.
"Vivid and tightly wound, with a racy, superripe core of blueberry, raspberry and fig fruit held back for now by a layer of sweet, spicy toast. Yet this is well-integrated and superlengthy, with a great graphite edge underneath. Should cellar well. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2009 through 2015. 1,425 cases made."
"The 2006 Unus, a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, was sourced from the same 78-year-old estate vineyard and aged for 16 months in 100% new French oak. Deep crimson-colored, it offers up a complex bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, violets, black cherry, and black currant. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it reveals an elegant personality with layered fruit, succulent flavors, silky tannins, and a lengthy finish. Give it 2-3 years in the cellar to unwind and drink it from 2010 to 2018."
The Wine Advocate
"Unus is 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, but what you need to know is that it’s 100% excellent. The nose features a rich blend of tobacco, baked plum and leather, while the palate is saturated, concentrated and tastes of cassis and blackberry. Clean, intense and complex "
"Deep ruby-red. Sexy oak adds another dimension to the aromas of blackberry, black plum, currant, graphite, licorice and dark chocolate. Suave and aromatic in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness to the dark berry, mineral and floral flavors. Offers a rather sophisticated texture and seemed to gain in complexity with aeration. The sweet tannins turned a bit chewy with air."
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