Our Wines / Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

“For readers familiar with Rioja, Bodegas Weinert is the López de Heredia of Mendoza, making wonderfully traditional wines and sticking to its principles. Bodegas Weinert produces savoury wines that show a combination of ripeness, old World flavours, sumptuous textures, herbal tones and velvety tannins. Intriguing wines that have more in common with older Bordeaux than modern day Argentina.” Tim Atkin MW. 

2017 Bodegas Weinert Malbec “Carrascal” Mendoza – Argentina $19.95 Per Bottle 12 packs.
Drinking lovely today. Ample black velvety textured fruit, a nice core of cassis and ripe plum, dark licorice, olive. scorched herbs, cigar box and dark chocolate. A delicious House wine with unusual complexity for the price tag. At Weinert, Barrique is a four letter word, all wines spend anywhere from 3 – 20 years in the old barrels pictured above.

2006 Bodegas Weinert Tonel Unico Malbec. $114.95 – 6 packs. 95 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
“Bodegas Weinert  bottled a single cask of a wine from 2006 that had aged for 14 years to produce a unique wine, the 2006 Tonel Unico N. 248 Malbec Finca Bizzotto. 2006 was considered one of the finest vintages of the first decade of this century, and the Malbec from their Finca Bizzotto vineyard planted in 1910 ripened thoroughly. It fermented with a yeast called “Killer” that they explain “guarantees a clean and complete fermentation, leaving no organic residue, avoiding the exacerbated activity of Brett during the barrel-aging process.” The wine has a multi-dimensional nose with great complexity and notes of waxed old furniture, brick dust, prunes in liqueur, decayed flowers and herbs and a seamless palate with no fissures, polished and melted tannins and a decadent texture. This is a unique wine that is the liquid memory of the Mendoza from the 1970s when they started. Just 8000 bottles were filled in March 2020.