Alfredo Merlo is a young winemaker from Mendoza, Argentina, eager to show the world the style of Malbec wines that he enjoys both producing and drinking. is family has been in the wine business for decades. His father is a vineyard manager who owns and manages ?Lujan Agricola? (Mendoza?s largest retailer of supplies for vineyards and farms).
Rooty, savory aromas announce this as an atypical high-end Malbec; additional scents of jerky, turned earth, compost and smoke are interesting. In the mouth, this is thick and dense, with flavors of molasses, ketchup, stewed fruits, root beer and fig paste. Befitting a serious Malbec, this finishes long and weighty. Drink through 2020.?MICHAEL SCHACHNER