Algodon Reserve Malbec-Bonarda 2019
This is a marriage made in heaven! It is made from a field blend of Argentina’s most iconic and widely planted varietals. Though these grapes mature at different times, the Malbec three weeks before the Bonarda, we harvest both together (the Malbec ten days later than typical, the Bonarda ten days early). Planted in alternating rows, the Malbec brings luscious sweetness while the Bonarda provides firm acidity. This 1946 vineyard blend was designed with this in mind, even though it took us many years before we realized what our predecessors were aiming to achieve.
Deep red ruby color. A huge aromatic complexity composed mostly by berries, raspberry, and floral notes followed by licorice, cloves and leather. The tannins run on the palate, and it is well balanced with acidity and astringency. Long and elegant finish. It can easily age for a decade or more.