Mendel 2016 Unus

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94 Points - Wine Advocate
"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." Oct/2019

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Editor's Choice)
"Leather and smoky black fruit aromas with herbaceous underpinnings get this muscular Malbec blend off to a potent start. In the mouth, this is ripped with tannins and thus shows serious structure. Blackberry, toast and coffee flavors end similarly but with mocha notes on a long finish that's rich and lusty." Aug/2019

93 Points - Vinous
"Bright medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, violet and licorice are accented by a hint of black pepper. Dense, vinous and light on its feet, offering terrific peppery/herbal lift to its penetrating black fruit and violet flavors. This very suave, vibrant blend shows a distinct Cabernet herbacity as well as strong chalky minerality, not to mention the energy of its long, cool growing season. The substantial dusty tannins call for at least a couple years of patience." Sep/2019

Varietal Composition: 65% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Aging: 16 months in 100% new French oak
Vine Age: 57 years
Production: 600 cases


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