Malbec A Lisa 2017


Malbec A Lisa


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Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Store Only
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Malbec 90 %
Merlot 9 %
Petit Verdot 1 %
Closure type
Winery's website

About this winery

Ever since it was first described as 'the end of the earth' by Charles Darwin - ironic in a way, since it inspired a book called 'On the Origin of Species' - Patagonia has had mythic status for its remoteness and awe-inspiring beauty. It is now emerging as a source of unique wines with a too-good-to-be-true story - one of the least populated and least polluted habitats on earth, the Andes, endless windswept plains, dinosaur bones, penguins - and now, astonishingly, wine. Bodega Noemía is a...

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Press reviews

James Suckling

- 93 points -

April 2018

Extremely perfumed with aromas of blackberry, fresh spices and florals. Medium body, juicy and fruity with round tannins and a delicious finish. A unique Patagonian malbec nature.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 93 points -

May 2018

Hans Vinding-Diers marries 15% from his own vineyards in Valle Azul with 85% purchased fruit from Mainqué to produce this elegant, floral, lightly wooded Malbec. Pure, long and showing considerable finesse, especially for a 90,000-bottle blend.

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Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

June 2018

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 the 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 2016) and good freshness in a balanced year. Proprietor and winemaker Hans Vinding Diers compares 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.

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- 92 points -

July 2018

Bright ruby-red. Slightly wild but vibrant scents of blackberry, raspberry, black pepper, violet and game reminded me a bit of northern Rhône Syrah. Supple, lively and concentrated, conveying a restrained sweetness and Old World savoir faireto its intense but very smooth flavors of smoky dark berries, licorice and peppery herbs. Suave and light on its feet, but also has the energy and dusty tannins for a graceful evolution in bottle. Finishes with captivating notes of violet, black pepper and crushed blackberry. At once riper and more pristine than the 2016 edition. Complex and sophisticated for its price...

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