Mmmm… Malbec…Todd’s anointed “Conqueror of Grilled Beef”…
From 101 year-old vines in Lujan de Cuyo, the heart of Argentina’s Mendoza wine region, we’ve just received the new vintage of a favorite Malbec discovery.
Need something for the weekend crowd to go with grilled steak, peppers, and onions? With bold fruit but also structure, class, easy tannins, and a friendly price tag? Here you go!
Arrives Thursday, please reply to order.
Belasco de Baquedano Llama Malbec 2011 – regularly $16.49… deals to follow
No review yet, prev. reviewed vintage (’09) 90 pts Wine Advocate
Deep, dark purple in color, violet aromas and baking spices come from the glass. Then gobs of spicy black fruits, currants and plums and blackberries, take over, the product of the concentrated, hand-harvested grapes from those low-yielding super old vines. Ripe, forward, brash and bold, this still had the structure to hold up to Brent’s filet mignon, from aging 50% in French oak before release, give a bit of weight, clove spice, and mocha profile to the powerful dark fruity core.
From vineyards 3,346 feet above sea level, the temperatures can shift at night as much as 45 degrees, and those cool nights allow the grapes to maintain gorgeous acidity in tandem with their sun-ripened fruit. This Llama has a freshness, balance, and elegance you don’t often find in Malbec at this price. The previous vintage went fast, so we’re striking early while the supply lasts, and I advise loading up while you can!
To make that easy, how about a Deal?
Six or more bottles – 21% off - $12.99 net per bottle
Anything less, we’ll still knock off 15% - $13.99 net per bottle