Bodega Noemia de Patagonia A Lisa Malbec 2018
Destemmed grapes into stainless steel vats, fermented on controlled yeast, with very little extraction. Aged for 11 months in 40% old French barrels and 60% in stainless steel vats. Recommended with lamb, steak and fish.
93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Even after only a few weeks of being bottled, the 2017 A Lisa was expressive, exuberant and open. It has a little less alcohol and more acidity than 2016 I tasted next to it, but it is especially much cleaner and more focused. It's always a similar blend of grapes from 15- to 40-year-old vineyards, mostly Malbec with 9% Merlot and a pinch of Petit Verdot. It fermented with 10% full clusters and matured in used barriques and stainless steel vats for ten months. 2017 saw a warm couple of weeks around the harvest, but the wines show moderate to low alcohol (lower than in 2016) and good freshness in a balanced year. Proprietor and winemaker Hans Vinding Diers compare it to 2011, with mostly red fruit, a touch of black too, juicy and with balanced ripeness. It has a pleasant mouthfeel, with lightness, bright fruit and very nice acidity. I read the note I wrote for 2013, and 2016 feels very much like that vintage, certainly closer to 2013 than 2015, which was riper. 90,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in February 2018.
93 James Suckling
A very fresh, juicy and energetic malbec with plenty of ripe plums and red cherries. The texture and lively mouthfeel is impressive. Drink or hold.
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