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Luca 'Uco Valley' Old Vine Malbec 2019
$36.00$25.70
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James Suckling 95
Amazing depth and intensity to this old-vine malbec with blackberry and black-licorice character to the wine. Violets, too. Its full and dense, yet remains energetic and long. Polished, refined tannins. A gorgeous, plush red. Drinkable now for its generosity, but let it mellow with a few years of bottle age. Better after 2024.

Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2021 Rank #21
Unctuous and fine-grained flavors of dark currant and ripe cherry are supported by ... read more
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Shelf Location — 85d
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#50625
Location at store:85d
Item Description
James Suckling 95
Amazing depth and intensity to this old-vine malbec with blackberry and black-licorice character to the wine. Violets, too. Its full and dense, yet remains energetic and long. Polished, refined tannins. A gorgeous, plush red. Drinkable now for its generosity, but let it mellow with a few years of bottle age. Better after 2024.

Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2021 Rank #21
Unctuous and fine-grained flavors of dark currant and ripe cherry are supported by medium-grained tannins in this red, which is creamy midpalate, with concentrated chocolate mousse notes on the finish.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92
The 2019 Old Vine Malbec comes from old ungrafted vineyards irrigated by traditional flood irrigation in the Uco Valley in Mendoza. It's a floral, juicy and varietal Malbec with nicely integrated oak and a lively palate with pungent flavors, vibrant acidity and fine and round tannins.

Vinous 93
The 2019 Malbec Old Vine is a blend of grapes from La Consulta, Paraje Altamira, Pampa El Cepillo and Gualtallary, all in the Uco Valley. The 2019 was aged for 14 months in 35% new French barrels. Vivid purple in the glass. The nose is a combination of the best of the different regions. Fresh, ripe plum with hints of herb and sweet spices, violet and lavender aromas are present against a backdrop of cedar. Juicy with a velvety texture, the fine tannins are enhanced by the precise freshness. The tacky finish lingers at length. This is an elegant, voluminous wine; the 2019 is an accomplished approach to the variety. An upgrade for lovers of the Mendoza Malbec.
About Luca Vineyards
"Laura Catena, daughter of Argentine wine pioneer Nicolás Catena, has a vision of creating a new breed of Argentine wines: small quantities, artisan quality, and true to their individual terroirs. She starts with some of Argentina's best fruit from low-yield, high elevation vineyards. State-of-the-art winemaking and oak aging (primarily French) elevate the wines to a quality level demanded by true wine connoisseurs. The final varietal blends deliver power along with complexity and finesse. They are the ultimate expression of rigorous vineyard management, viticultural experimentation, strict irrigation controls, skilled winemaking, and a quest for quality at any cost. Her current releases include Syrah, Beso de Dante, Malbec, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.

Luca is named after Laura Catena's son. The family crest (the McDermott family) that appears in the label's background is that of Laura's husband, Dan. Laura is continually inspired by the synthesis of cultures in her own family, and this international inspiration infuses the style and quality of her wines."
Luca Vineyards
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A good value
"We though it was full bodied, flavorful with fruit and smooth tannin."
Posted byWilliam on Jan 9, 2024Verified Purchase
private review
Posted bycustomer on Jan 1, 2023Verified Purchase
solid medium bodied
"a bit of leather"
Posted byPaul on Apr 1, 2024
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Posted bycustomer on Mar 21, 2024Verified Purchase
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