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 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.