Price:  £36.95 | Case Rate: £34.99
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Andeluna - Pasionado Malbec 2015

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Maker: Manuel González
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Malbec
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 90 (2013) JS: 93 (2014) WE: 92 (2012) TA: 92 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Characteristic intense red colour, with violet shades. Complex aromas of ripe red fruits, and sweet notes of violets. Oak aging gives the wine delicate hints of vanilla and tobacco, with a touch of chocolate. A structured, full bodied wine, with rounded sweet tannins, and aromatic notes that linger, giving a long lasting finish.

Winery Information

Andeluna

Andeluna was founded in 2003 by the late Ward Lay whose family had interests in many industries and companies including Frito-Lay and Pepsico. The winery and vineyards cover 70 hectares in the beautiful Uco Valley near Tupungato, one of the best sub-regions of Mendoza. By night you can often see the moon illuminating the magnificent Andes Mountains nearby and the winery has been named after this stunning scene. At an altitude of 1,300 metres these vineyards produce some of the best fruit in.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)90 pts

Bright medium ruby. Blackberry, bitter chocolate and violet on the nose. A step up in texture and refinement from the Altitud Malbec, showing enticing floral lift to its dark berry flavors. Displays a firm backbone of acidity and tannins without any dryness or hardness. Lovely grain and restrained sweetness here. This nicely balanced wine boasts good concentration and sneaky length. -- Stephen Tanzer

James Suckling (2014)93 pts

Lots of dried berry and mineral aromas with hints of stone. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Stylish. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2012)92 pts

Cool, earthy, rooty aromas of licorice, Graham cracker, cassis and blackberry are dark and brooding. This Malbec is loosely structured, with heavy extraction and blackened, gritty flavors of blackberry and toast. A dark, rubbery, blocky finish is giant like the rest of the wine. Drink through 2022.

Tim Atkin (2013)92 pts

The top Malbec at Andeluna (at least for now) is wonderfully fragrant and full of personality. It’s a big, bold wine showing masses of blackberry and liquorice notes, underpinned by the chalky acidity that’s such a strong feature of Gualtallary reds. The oak is increasingly subtle on these wines. 2017-23