Bodega Noemia Malbec A Lisa Patagonia 2017
93 Points! 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. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
93 Points! 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. Drink now. - JamesSuckling.com
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