06 Feb 2019
2017 Bodega Noemia A Lisa Malbec - an exceptional cool climate Argentine Malbec at under $20
We have found what we believe is a very unique and delicious Patagonian Malbec
In a land famous for its Malbec, most of the Malbec we see out of Argentina comes from the Mendoza region. For all practical reasons it makes perfect sense as that is the region that produces almost all of that nation's signature varietal. The success of Mendoza with Malbec needs no validation and is deserving but we should remember some of the other regions, in particular Patagonia with its cooler climate slant which allows Malbec to take on a completely different flavor and textural profile. We have found a beauty out of the Rio Negro Valley of Patagonia, the Bodega Noemia A Lisa Malbec 2017 that really illustrates this difference in style.
The 2017 Bodega Noemia A Lisa Malbec is a gorgeous example showing what the Rio Negro region of Patagonia can offer for Malbec. Juicy, aromatic and loaded with bright and lifted fruit on a medium bodied frame this is real beauty. This has received some note-worthy reviews, including double 93 pt reviews from Wine Advocate and James Suckling as well as a <92 pts Vinous. Often we see a big variance in scores for the same wine from various critics, but when all the critics agree and the scores are all in close proximity that adds credibility. We are offering this beautifully constructed Patagonian Malbec for $19.99 a bottle and $17.99 on a six bottle or more purchase, which in the context of its superior quality makes it an exceptional value.
Posted by Oliver 00:00:00