I love my dark and dense wines though usually reserve them for the winter months when they provide comfort whilst the rain outside batters the window! However, the lovely chaps at Find Wine challenged me to try this and I wasn’t about to tell them to wait until the winter!
This wine is, as expected, a dark purple colour and the spicy plummy notes don’t wait for you to stick your nose in; they come looking for you!… The wine has a good strong edge to it with a streak of acidity. As a result it is quite a refreshing wine and one that you could happily drink whatever the season. There’s a hint of the 14% abv lurking beneath the surface which is present on the palate but this is by no means obtrusive. After about 30 minutes in the glass the wine really settled down and opened up. There’s a nice hint of caramel here too which softens things up.
All in all, this is a very good example of Argentinian Malbec which is great value at £10.99. It’s playful with a hidden dark side which is exactly what I’m looking for in a Malbec. Get this on the table next to a decent steak and the rest will take care of itself!