The 2013 Juan De Luz Malbec from Mendoza, Argentine had 15.4% alcohol, cost under $20, and  scored 15 Dionysian Points out of 20.

The producers pledges 100% of the profits to development endeavors in Argentina. At just six years old, the wine is mouth-filling with black fruits on the nose and rounded out with wood. Yes, the alcohol will prevent it from aging well, but it was nice enough at dinner with a grilled stake.



The producer pour some of his line for my friends and I, at a local restaurant, when we visited the Argentina wine districts.

The wine, except for the excessive alcohol, was very well made and proved that Malbec can stand alone instead of being just a blending grape. I’ll drink more Malbecs when the weather gets colder.  In Vino Veritas.