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"It’s just so good to drink" Campbell Mattinson

"It's beautifully weighted & supple on the palate, offering excellent fruit intensity & silky tannin" Wine Orbit

Perfect with a protein hit like chargrilled rib-eye with peppercorn sauce, or with barbecued vegetable skewers

El Payador Mendoza Malbec 2019 (Argentina)

Member rating / 4
$16.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points
El Payador Mendoza Malbec 2019 (Argentina)

El Payador Mendoza Malbec 2019 (Argentina)

Member rating / 4
El Payador is a contemporary and fruit driven Argentinian Malbec...
$16.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020

Awarded 90/100 Points

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Aug 2020

Description

  • Vibrant berries
  • Savoury notes
  • Medium bodied
  • French oak

"Wonderfully ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows dark plum, mulberry, anise and hazelnut characters with a hint of cocoa. It's beautifully weighted and supple on the palate, offering excellent fruit intensity and silky tannins, making it highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020

"It’s a label out of the Fourth Wave Wine stable and it offers killer value. It’s just so good to drink. It’s leathery and berried with choc-malt characters applied in just the right measure. Character served clean. There’s a dry ripple of tannin to the finish and a red licorice note to the aftertaste. It’s one of those wines were you want to give it extra points for drinkability. So I did" Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Aug 2020

A deep violet red in colour with bright crimson highlights and a ripe and expressive nose of cherries, raspberries and fresh citrus with subtle notes of spicy oak. The palate is medium bodied with vibrant red berry flavours framed by rounded tannins and savoury complexity. An impressively long, dry finish. 

2019 was an excellent vintage across the board with some saying it was the best quality in a decade although yields were slightly down. 2019 provided nearly ideal growing conditions delivering well-structured wines that feature fine-grained tannins and ripe fruit flavours.

Hand harvested before grape sorting, in vineyard and winery, and complete de-stemming. Fermented in open stainless steel tanks at a cool temperate with hand plunging for seven to tens days. Primarily matured in stainless steel with around 20% matured in seasoned French oak.

The Payada is a competitive composing and singing of verses native to Argentina, usually accompanied by guitar. The performer is called a Payador and in performance two or more payadores will compete to produce the most eloquent verse. Each answering questions posed by the other, often insulting.

El Payador is a contemporary and fruit driven Argentinian Malbec created in partnership with third generation Mendoza winemaker Jorge Daniel Falasco. The Falasco family owns 3,000 hectares of vineyards in many of the prime locations, including vineyards in premier sub-region ‘La Consulta’ in the ‘Uco Valley’ which is 1,100 metres above sea level and offers a perfect micro-climate for producing fresh fruit driven wines.

Food Pairing: This wine is perfect with a protein hit like a chargrilled rib-eye with a peppercorn sauce, or with barbecued vegetable skewers.

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Alcohol

12.5%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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B
Very enjoyable with lots of flavor great price

Brett - 03/10/2020

A
A wonderfully quaffable Malbec.

Andrew - 30/09/2020

K
Smooth, full bodied and delicious.

Karen - 28/09/2020


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