Andeluna Malbec Tupungato 2009
*90 points Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast* The Andeluna name and label were chosen by our founder to symbolize the romance and mystery of the Argentine moon that illuminates the Uco Valley at the foot of the majestic Andes Mountains. Andeluna Cellars’ wines combine fruit grown in world-class vineyards with the very best of Argentine winemaking tradition. Located in Mendoza, the premiere wine region of Argentina near the town of Tupungato, the Andeluna Cellars winery was built at an elevation of 4,300 feet. Surrounded by 170 acres of mature vineyards that produce Bordeaux varietals of the finest quality, the 48,000 square foot winery has a one million liter tank capacity, a 1,200 barrel aging capacity and a 720,000 bottle storage capacity. Our passion for making the finest wines in Argentina is proudly reflected in every bottle of Andeluna wine. The 2009 Andeluna Malbec has great body with roundness and elegance. Intense aromas of cherry, black currant, cassis and vanilla with notes of cherry liqueur and dark chocolate combine with lush flavors of raspberries, spices, chocolate and anise that complement the sweet tannins and produce an exceptional wine with intense fruit notes and a long finish. Jancis Robinson says of it: "Eight months in French and American oak. 90% Malbec, 6% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Yield 10 t/ha. Densely packed nose that is far more lively on the palate - lots to offer, black cherry, pure and vivid. Needs time for the nose. 16.5+ points".
The combination of great vineyards growing classic varietals with world-class winemaking creates flavors and wines that cannot be found anywhere else. Premium quality wine starts with premium quality grapes, and this is the essence of Andeluna. French grape varieties, Argentine soils, Italian ancestry, world class winemaking, American drive, the latest in technology and a team of people who all seek the same goal: to make the greatest wines in the world.
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Completely over-flavored wine, finishes with perfume like tastes. Headaches manifest before the bottle is gone. Disappointing.
External Reviews for Andeluna Malbec Tupungato
Great color intensity with violet tones. Aroma offruits and flowers, with notes of dulce de leche,vanilla and chocolate given by its ageing in oakbarrels for 6 months. Typical sweetness of thisvariety. Balanced, full bodied and complex withripe tannins.Serve at 18.
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