Las Vertientes 2016 Benchmark Reserva Red (Mendoza)
A black color and throwback aromas of raisin, prune and spice cake reflect a dated recipe based on overripe fruit. The palate on this Malbec blend is more confirmation of that; it's soupy and thick. Blackened, minty flavors are nearly fruitless through the finish. Michael Schachner
Bottle Size750 ml
ImporterVino Del Sol
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