Price:  £9.25 | Case Rate: £9.25
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Tilia - Mendoza Malbec 2017


  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Maker: Alejandro Viggiani
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Grape Percentage: Malbec
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 90 (2012) VS: 87 (2013) WS: 87 (2014) WE: 87 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Plum, blackberry and dark chocolate flavours with a hint of pepper and spice.

Winery Information


Made at Bodegas Esmeralda, Tilia has been handcrafted to demonstrate true varietal character. The brand is named after the Tilia (Linden) tree commonly found throughout Argentina

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)90 pts

Wine Advocate #212 Apr 2014 - Luis Gutierrez - The 2012 Tilia Malbec is produced with a mixture of grapes from eastern Mendoza and the Uco Valley. They try to harvest early to keep the freshness. The nose has aromas of dark cherries, and is somehow closed and backward, serious. It feels fresh, with maybe less ripeness than other Malbecs from this warm vintage, with notes of blood oranges. It is very tasty. This has a superb quality to price ratio. This is a wine to change the idea of heavy Malbecs that some people have. Drinkable now, but it should also be able to age. Drink 2014-2018.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)87 pts

Bright, dark red. Distinctly dark aromas of blackberry, black cherry, violet and bitter chocolate. Offers an enticing sugar/acid balance to the spicy dark berry and cherry fruit flavors. A bit tighter and more serious than the Bonarda but will also offer early appeal. Finishes with a firm but pliant spine of dusty tannins.-- Stephen Tanzer

Wine Spectator (2014)87 pts

Nov 2015 - Offers peppery aromas, with flavors of red plum and boysenberry supported by fresh acidity. Asian spice accents show on the finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)87 pts

Four years running this wine has scored 87 and been a Best Buy. The bouquet is scratchy but nicely aromatic, including hints of spice to go with ripe berry scents. The palate is jammy and home to rooty berry, mild spice and very light oak flavors. The finish is a bit hot and fiery, which food will tame. — M.S. (8/1/2013)

Vinification Notes

Selected yeast, max temp. ferm. 26/28°C, 12 days, with a maceration of 21 days. 9 months in French and American oak (10% new).