This is my first step in getting to know the sub-regions of Mendoza. The Malbec comes from Cadus’ vines grown on the slopes between 1300 and 1400 m in Gualtallary, Tupungato in the Uco Valley where the sandy soils are mixed with some limestone. Here Santiago Mayorga has used a judicious hand in bringing the fruit into focus with a mix of tank and oak (new and seasoned).
In the glass, bright and fresh cherry, blue berry fruit melds smoothly with rich chocolate, cinnamon spices and a graphite mineral edge. The finish on the palate is of dark chocolate wrapped berries. It is a lush wine but not overwhelming in any way. Now that I have tasted this wine, I am intrigued enough to want to try the rest of the range and explore some more.
Quickie review «Fresh and bright cherry/berry fruit that is lush and ripe and edged with a touch of savoury minerality.»
Country of Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Date: September 2018
Price: AU $23| US $| UK £15
Drink: now – 5+ years
Needs food: no