11 Jun 2015

Malbec from Mendoza, married with Cabernet Sauvignon and input from the winemaking team of Chateau Lafite--what's not to like?
This is a splendid wine and my tip for the best value red on the market today--at $16.99.
It's dense and powerful, yet highly polished at the same time. It's full of flavour, flowing over the palate and yet you get the sense of something held back, a touch of restraint. Even at 15% alcohol, you don't feel overwhelmed by the wine's body. The Malbec shines through with its rather muscular personality and rich berry fruit flavour while the Cabernet holds it all together. The finish is exemplary--full of plush, silky tannins and length of fruit flavour.
It's still youthful but there's no need to keep it in the cellar. Great stuff.