More herbs, less cola, all Lujan De Cuyo
The Full Review
Lujan De Cuyo, just south of of Mendoza, is one of the first areas to be planted with grapevines and is considered part of the ‘Primera Zona’ – the traditional planting area of Mendoza. There must have been a reason for this and this wine shows that. There’s a balance to this wine that is unique to this area. It is bright, round, juicy, yet concentrated in the right places, with herbaceous aromas (aloe, cannabis, oregano), cherry and tangy cranberry notes along with hints of savory cured meat and balsamic. The acidity does the work of keeping all of these aromas in balance along with the well integrated tannin. This wine is different from the the dark, intense Malbecs that are flooding the market. This wine shows the grape’s ability to be complex.