May 12008 Mas Malbec Mendoza
I’m sort of unimpressed with this wine, but I’m hesitant to say that to you. Reason being, I’m a huge fan of Argentine Malbec, and have had so many of them that to me rival most other wines I’ve had. So my expectations for Argentine Malbec is always fairly high, especially “for the price” – even under $10. This is a good wine though, and at $10, is still, in my humble opinion, still a good value. All I really needed from this wine was more fruit, and I would have been very happy. I’m happy with all of the complexity it offers, fairly classic varietal profile… but it just needs more fruit. I’m not a fan of fruit bombs either. Too bad really, because otherwise it totally has what it takes to be a 90+ wine. It reminds of Durigutti, but it falls a little short of that wine.
If you like old school Italian wines, or non-fruit bomb Argentine Cabs, then you’ll like this wine.