Malbec, 2019. Newen Reservado

Malbec, 2019. Newen Reservado

Item #: C1221R2IA
Vintage: 2019
Varietal: Malbec
Vineyard/Appellation: Neuquen, Patagonia, Argentina
Color: Very Dark
Nose: Plum, Anise
Palate: Imposing Fruit
Finish: Large & Lovely
Rating: 98
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2024/Red Meat, Game/14% Alcohol by Volume

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Our selection is created by the Bodega del Fin Del Mundo winery in Argentina's Patagonia region. It is unquestionably the most technically advanced winery in the area and nothing short of an architectural wonder. The beauty of the architecture is personified in the impeccable wines they create. The winery is owned by a large, international company with land holdings all over the globe. The name loosely translates to "at the end of the world," which could refer to the quality of their wines or their geography. We're going with both.

Patagonia is at the very southern tip of Argentina, which some may view as the end of the world because the next stop south would be the Antarctic. The strategic latitude here allows for much slower growing than the areas further north, thus the grapes linger on the vine longer so that they may pick up more flavors from the roots. Malbec is what put Argentina on the wine map. In less than 30 years it has become the country's darling and the favorite of many wine drinkers around the world. The reason is simple, it is simply delicious. For some reason, Malbec does better here than anywhere else to the point that it is almost always a surefire hit every time.

Newen is one of the best we've tasted. The nose is redolent with black and red fruit, balanced by lilac and violets. The mouth turns on the strength with imposing black plum and spice, finishing with nothing to spare. Grilled meats or hearty soups would be the order of the day.