A good malbec should offer up a generous, bright fruit and smooth tannin combo and this well-crafted wine will really hit the spot. While Malbec is known as a Bordeaux grape where it rarely headlines, it has found a home in other countries where single varietal wines are becoming easy to find. Countries such as Australia, Argentina and the USA. However, it is the Argentinian winemakers who have really embraced this red grape and taken it to heart. And it is here that you will find wines, such as this one, which rate highly on the quaffability scale
High altitude grown grapes from Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, have had 12 months in seasoned oak to give a soft, roundness to the tannins. It has added a lushness to the drippingly ripe cherry, blueberry fruit and added a nutmeg detail to the chocolatey depths. There is that smooth flow of fruit and spice to the last drop. A curl up on the couch wine that will also be a good dinner companion.
Quickie review «Rich cherry, blueberry and plum adorned with spiced chocolate with smooth oak that is a lush glassful from Argentina. Great conversation starter.»
Country of Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Date: October 2018
Price: UK £13 | US$16
Needs food: no