Bodega Poesia Clos Des Andes Malbec 2016
Bodega Poesia was founded in 2000 by the Garcin family, owners of Clos l’Eglise (Pomerol), and Barde-Haut (Saint-Emilion). This small 13-hectare vineyard is located in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, near Cheval des Andes. All wines are made from ungrafted vines planted in 1935 and farmed organically. This is 100% Malbec aged in large French oak barrels (50% new) for 12 months. It is a beautiful, fresh, complex wine that punches well above its price point.
WA92: Cropped from a cooler and wetter year with lower yields, the 2016 Clos des Andes shows more subtleness and freshness. It's pure Malbec from a vineyard planted ungrafted in 1935 that matured in oak barrels for 16 to 18 months. All the grapes are fermented, and then based on tasting, the wines are classified for the different cuvées. 2016 has produced better wines than many expected given the adverse conditions during the growing season.