Wayra Estate Malbec from Argentina
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@michaepf with a Lab Rat Report, after a late UPS arrival, quite pleasant all around and we had no trouble finishing the bottle; dark fruit, earthy, bramble, lots of tannins, good mouth grip.
2018 Wayra Estate Malbec Valle de Uco
91 points ~ James Suckling
95 point Vintage ~ Robert Parker
Not for sale online, $420/case MSRP
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2018 Wayra Estate Malbec
4 bottles for $64.99 $16.25/bottle + $2/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $134.99 $11.25/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
Always happy to receive a golden ticket from the Casemates crew, but I’ll spoil the labrat post and say that (1) we guessed the price point within 25 cents, and (2) we thought the wine was a good offering at that price.
On to the notes:
Not the most sophisticated notes, I know, but hopefully helpful. If work isn’t too hectic in the morning I will try to add some pictures that I took.
@michaepf can you check the label for the year, the photo here on website is blurry, but looks like a 2021, & being southern hemisphere would seem to be about 22 months plus or minus
@michaepf @winecaseaholic Yeah the picture here shows 2021, but description says 2018.
@winecaseaholic The label on the bottle says Wayra Malbec 2018 Estate. Aged in French oak 6-8 months.
@jevanson @michaepf @winecaseaholic
Which is it, really?
2018 or 2021?
@jevanson @rjquillin @WCCWineGirl @winecaseaholic @Winedavid49
The labrat bottle was 2018. This also lines up with the Parker vintage rating cited in the writeup. Seems pretty definitively a 2018 offering with a 2020 bottle image used by mistake unless another labrat reports receiving a different vintage.
@jevanson @michaepf @rjquillin @winecaseaholic @Winedavid49 It’s a 2018 vintage
@jevanson @michaepf @rjquillin @winecaseaholic @Winedavid49 Sorry for the vintage confusion, the offer is for the 2018 vintage.
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2018 Wayra Estate Malbec - $60 = 30.76%
How can I resist “It smells expensive.”?!
Yeah, that’s a whiff, really should have included that in the highlight.
I’m in for a whiff!
@Allieroon Soooo weird
UPS tried to thwart me and almost succeeded. In case anyone hasn’t made a purchasing decision yet I thought I’d add a few thoughts.
Per the responses above, this is indeed the 2018 vintage:
Malbec is my least favorite of the popular red varietals, so I’ll try to use objective rather than subjective descriptions.
Dark. Dark in the glass. Dark on the nose (baked fruit - blackberry, hardwood). Medium tannin. Medium acid. Dry but not super dry. Not complex but pleasant.
Subjectively, I think someone who likes Malbec would like this wine but not find it memorable. If you were at the grocery store and needed to pick up a bottle, saw this and brought it home for $22, you would feel like you made a good choice.
@pupator if I were shopping for the label I would buy this one
First buy in a few years, hooray!