2013 Monteviejo Lindaflor La Violeta

Malbec - 750ML
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DC 95 JS 94
DC 95

Decanter, July 2022

New to the Place de Bordeaux this year - the Argentinian project of Henri Parent, owner of La Violette in Pomerol. Intensely fragrant on the nose, so perfumed and so full of ripe black fruits. This has such concentration...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, July 2022

Lot of blue fruit, cassis, hot stones, mocha, pine and some orange peel on the nose. Full-bodied with a creamy, melting tannin texture. Plush and ripe. Yet, it remains agile. Mineral at the end. Drink or hold.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Malbec
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Sub-region Uco Valley
Vintage 2013
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2013 Monteviejo Lindaflor La Violeta is a captivating red wine hailing from the esteemed Mendoza region in Argentina. This wine exhibits the epitome of elegance and refinement, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Monteviejo. With a deep, rich red color that glistens in the glass, this wine is a true representation of the Malbec varietal.

On the nose, the fragrance of the 2013 Monteviejo Lindaflor La Violeta is intense and alluring. It is abundantly perfumed with ripe black fruits, leaving a lasting impression. The concentration and fullness of this wine are immediately apparent, as are the massy tannins that provide structure and depth. A hearty dose of wood imparts a strong caramel toast aspect to the edges of the wine, interplaying with notes of liquorice, black cherries, and plums.

Upon the first sip, the wine reveals its bold and structured character. The lovely acidity and intensity of flavor are complemented by a touch of stone minerality, adding complexity and depth. It is worth noting the specific style of this wine, characterized by its aromatic nature and pronounced oaky presence. This makes it an excellent choice to pair with red meat, as the flavors will intertwine harmoniously.

Notably, the 2013 Monteviejo Lindaflor La Violeta has been expertly crafted to resemble the glamour and finesse often found in Pomerol wines. It possesses a long life ahead, suggesting that it will continue to evolve and develop over time, rewarding those who choose to cellar it.

Esteemed wine critics have also recognized the excellence of this wine. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 95 points, praising its intense fragrance, concentration, and fullness. James Suckling awarded it 94 points, highlighting its abundance of blue fruit, creamy texture, and mineral finish.

In conclusion, the 2013 Monteviejo Lindaflor La Violeta is a remarkable red wine that captivates with its aromatic profile, concentration, and structure. It is a testament to the skill and passion of the producer, Monteviejo, and a true representation of the exceptional wines emerging from the Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina.