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Pulenta Estate - La Flor Malbec 2018

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Maker: Javier Lo Forte
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2016) VS: 88 (2014) WS: 86 (2011) JS: 90 (2013) WE: 84 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

In colour it is a bright purple, with an aroma full of fresh red fruits and light floral notes, accompanied by delicate hints of vanilla from the oak aging. On the palate, it is round, with a good character, remarkable structure and soft, gentle tannins.

Winery Information

Pulenta Estate

The Pulenta family has been a prominent and respected force in Argentine viticulture for three generations. Sons of well-known winegrower Antonio Pulenta, and descendants of Italian immigrants, Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta founded Pulenta Estate in 2002. The vineyards are estate-owned and farmed for high quality and limited yields. Their extensive holdings in the Agrelo area of Lujan de Cuyo have allowed them to create a broad portfolio that includes sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay and.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)90 pts

Dec 2016 - Reviewer Luis Gutierrez - The young, fresh and floral 2016 La Flor Malbec mixes grapes from different vineyards in different zones of Mendoza and matured in oak barrel for six months. It's clean and aromatic, with notes of violets and hints of sweet spices. The palate is medium-bodied, with a soft texture and nice balance, with a pleasant, slightly bitter finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)88 pts

Mar/Apr '16 - Bright dark red. Expressive aromas of currant, plum, blackberry and mocha. Supple and seamless in the mouth, showing just enough acidity to maintain its shape and balance. The dark berry and mocha flavors are ripe and smooth for 2014. This easygoing, immediately accessible wine finishes with soft tannins and decent length--and no sign of greenness. -- Stephen Tanzer

Wine Spectator (2011)86 pts

Web Only 2012 - A forward, juicy red, displaying a firm, earthy edge to the racy blackberry and blueberry notes that remain lively in the finish

James Suckling (2013)90 pts

Focused and clean with berry, walnut and hints of terracota. Full to medium body with fine tannins and a juicy finish. This is a direct, cool expression of malbec from Mendoza. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)84 pts

Violet in color, this has ample berry and cassis notes on the bouquet. It feels edgy and grabby, with oaky, spicy plum and blackberry flavors. The fruit component fades fast on the finish, leaving a dry, peppery aftertaste. — M.S. (11/1/2012)

Vinification Notes

Manual harvest and selection of bunches in the winery. 12 to 24 hours of pre-fermentative maceration between 5 and 8°C. . Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and concrete pools. Spontaneos malolactic fermentation in concrete pools. 4 to 6 months aging in second and third-use barrels.