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Bodega Alandes Malbec Uco Valley Mendoza Argentina 2018  - Invino

Bodega Alandes Malbec Uco Valley Mendoza Argentina 2018

Other Reds  |  Argentina

DES94, JS93, WA91,
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$17! Seems impossible for a wine of this level. Karim Mussi is a certified rockstar with a bonafide international following and his new Alandes project in the renowned Uco Valley is a huge hit. We got in early enough that we are first in line for the new releases which continue to knock it out of the park with the critics. Lucky us! And you!

Read the reviews below, but know this -- this is dripping with pure Malbec goodness. It has everything we love about the often misunderstood grape, and nothing we don’t. There is no excess...everything in this wine has a purpose and is neatly in its place. Try this with a highly marbled thick cut New York strip and it will not disappoint!

Gorgeous, refined, silky and classy Malbec. This is the last we will see of it!

About the Producer

ALANDES [combination of words indicating "wines produced throughout los Andes"] is one of Karim Mussi's projects, which together with its partners found a beautiful century-old winery to develop new brands and styles without the restriction of producing wines with grapes from a specific terroir. Since its inception, Karim has based its enological dogmas on three fundamental pillars: innovation, understanding of the terroir and sustainable vineyards.

94 Descorchados -
For Alandes, Karim Mussi selects grapes from six vineyards, all from throughout the Uco Valley. 70% of the wine was aged in barrels, and the rest, in concrete, which contributes fresh Uco Valley fruit to this wine that is already friendly, with good, piercing tannins. It also has a lot of fresh and lively mountain fruit from the Uco Valley. If you pay attention, you’ll see that after a while in the glass, herbal tones appear to lend complexity.
93 James Suckling -
A very succulent and fresh expression with good tension between fruit, acidity, and fine tannins, giving a handy, long finish. Drink or hold.
91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
The 2018 Malbec Uco Valley is a blend of wines from six vineyards in the Valle de Uco, but the idea was to make a wine different from those from Altocedro (the main project from Karim Mussi). In 2018, it has the freshness and concentration from Uco with drinkability and balance, with less wine matured in oak (only 50% now) and with a lighter effect of the wood in the aromas and texture. It's floral and expressive, clean and varietal, with good ripeness without excess. It has a medium-bodied palate with fine-grained tannins, a bit more powerful that 2017, with good aging potential. 10,400 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2019

  • BlendMalbec
  • CountryArgentina
  • RegionMendoza
  • AppellationUco Valley
  • Alcohol14.9%