Sunday, May 27, 2012
Chacayes Malbec 2004, a great and deep french wine from Tunuyan terroir
Chacayes Malbec 2004, by Bodega Lurton S.A., USD 60
A well structured and long lasting single vineyard malbec (Chacayes Vineyard) from Tunuyan Departament, Mendoza.
Wide and chewable malbec with a good palette of fruits, sour, fresh and compoted in a single wine. The plummy and red cherries taste compoted and the black berries and currants more sour and fresh. Well blended chocolate and very soft licorice. A wine to unfold slowly. A 92 point malbec on its slowly downhill plateau.I guess drinkable 4 years more but not as vivid and complex as right now. One of those great wines showing a malbec ready to live 8, 10 years with a less impressive style yet more long lasting and wide based wine. A great Argentina´s value made completedly under some French tradition.