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If given a lot of time in the carafe, it starts smooth, and grows with time. It has a rich, almost chocolate flavour. I have bought six so far. Excellent value for everyday wine.
Typical dark coloured Malbec with a slight purple hue. Concentrated fruit with gamey, raw hamburger notes and what seems like some brett. On the palate there's peppery spice and a savoury/sweet interplay. Medium to full bodied, creamy, good acidity, milder tannins and nice length. This is very approachable and a great value (particularly while on sale), so stock up to accompany casual summer BBQ fare. 88-89. May 2014.
Argentinian Malbec in this price range tends to be more or less the same, favouring power over finesse, as if producers are trying too hard to impress, but this one distinguishes itself not just with astounding value but with impressive quality. With aromas of cinnamon and other baking spices, it feels like a fall/winter holiday wine, and rich notes of blackcurrant, dark berry, dried fruit, leather, spice, smoke, and, yes, Christmas pudding complete the package. It has the (dusty) tannins and acidity to warrant further aging, but while it can be a little rough now, it's a real standout already.