Originally posted at Blogarhythms on 2/21/2010.
Yet another inexpensive (aka cheap) wine for consideration and enjoyment. Generally speaking, I enjoy Malbecs. OK, fine, there aren’t many wine varietals and/or blends that I don’t – generally speaking – enjoy. Certainly, there are some individual wines that I don’t enjoy at all. But this time around was not one of those exceptions.
Vineyard: Santa Florentina
Appellation: Famatina Valley – Argentina
Notes: With the scents of plum and dark cherry on the nose, this lighter-bodied red provides plenty of black cherry, plum, and fig flavor with hints of caramel. The finish brings a very pleasant prune with just a touch of leather. The wine has good acidity and very modest tannins. Overall, a fairly pleasant wine from the land of the tango. As it’s a 2009 and on store shelves now, I’d say this is not a selection for cellaring.
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