Uni del Bonnesant 2019


Malbec 100%
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2027–2048
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
Lobenberg: 100/100
Tim Atkin: 100/100
Parker zu 2018: 99/100
Argentinien, Mendoza, Valle de Uco - Gualtallary
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Tim Atkin über: Uni del Bonnesant

-- Tim Atkin: Is an Argentinian red worth $220 a bottle? The answer is a resounding yes from me when it’s as good as this unique Malbec from one of the New World’s greatest and most spectacular vineyard sites. Transport this wine to the Napa Valley and it would sell for three times the price or more. Made from a tiny parcel of just 312 plants - although this is going to treble thanks to the new plantings - it’s a single barrel of something remarkable. Hence the perfect score. Edy del Popolo describes the wine as “transparent” and I know what he means: an expression of a magical site in Gualtallary that is sui generis. Intensely perfumed, dense yet refreshing, Uní has focused, stony minerality, violet and black olive aromas, subtle oak and racy orange zest, blackberry and wild herbs flavours. Profound and sublime. 100/100


Parker zu 2018 über: Uni del Bonnesant

-- Parker zu 2018: Parker zu 2018: The pure Malbec 2018 Uní del Bonnesant was produced with the grapes from 312 vines planted in gobelet on 0.06 hectares in 2013 on the edge of a slope, where the southeast exposure makes it cooler and where the soil is poorer with more limestone content than in the rest of the vineyard. These are the first grapes to be picked, before those for Iubileus and La Craie. The gently destemmed grapes are gently fermented in an open-top barrel with indigenous yeasts for 45 days, and the wine matured in neutral barrels until bottling. As the soil is poor, the wine tends to be more exuberant than what they get from the La Craie, which is very balanced. It has an explosive nose with notes of raspberries and violets, even white flowers, but deep down the wine is very mineral with a stony feeling to it. The texture is more ethereal than that of La Craie, and there is a lot more freshness here than in the previous bottling. In fact, once again, I find citrus freshness reminiscent of blood oranges, like I found in the Inseparable. To think that this has an amazingly low pH of 3.45. This feels different and transparent, with austerity on the palate and good symmetry and depth. Unfortunately, only 291 bottles were produced. Bottled in December 2019. The good news is that with the new plantings, there will be a handful more bottles of it in the next few years. But we'll have to wait until the 2023, 2024... 99/100

Mein Winzer


Luis Guttierez, Parkers Weltklasseverkoster und meiner Meinung nach bester Verkoster spanischer und argentinischer Weine überhaupt, beschrieb das im Hochland der Anden, genauer im Uco Valley (Region Mendoza) auf 1.200 Höhenmetern gelegene, winzige Weingut (unter 10 tausend Flaschen Gesamtproduktion)...