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2018 Bodega Noemia A LisaBlend from Argentina

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  • 93 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

93

The original red 2018 A Lisa is named after Han Vinding Diers' Danish grandmother and sourced from villages within 15 kilometers of Mainqué in Río Negro, so it's their village red. They had frost in the zone in 2018 and yields were decimated, so production plummeted from 90,000 to 70,000 bottles. This is mostly Malbec with some 9% Merlot and perhaps 1% Petit Verdot, and the full berries fermented in stainless steel. Only 15% to 20% of the volume matured in used French oak barrels for some nine months, while the rest was kept in stainless steel. It felt very fruit-forward at first, but it turned more serious with some air. It seemed to put on weight in the glass, showing more depth and layers, with clean aromas and a round and juicy palate with more clout than you'd think. It has more complexity than the varietals and comes through as tasty, long and dry. It was bottled in January 2019.

Product Detail

Item # 117205
Country Argentina
Region Patagonia
Sub-Region Patagonia
Ratings

93 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Malbec, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha, currant, black cherry, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose spice, earth, currant, cherry, violet, rose, truffle, coffee and leather