Casarena, Single Vineyard, Lauren’s Vineyard, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo 2012

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As usual with Casarena, this is a refined, elegant interpretation of Agrelo’s Malbec. 
It has that sweet ripeness so classical of the place, but in this case moderated by a crunchy acidity and electric tannins. It feels so juicy and tender that is hard not to pour a second glass. A beautiful, precise vision of Malbec.
Price: £30 Frederick Robinson
Drink 2015-2020
Alc 14.5%