Smoked meat, rubber, char and leathery darkness are all good aromas for a value-priced Malbec. The palate is adequately deep and lush, and it maintains pulse and verve while delivering robust flavors of black fruits and herbs. Meaty and pretty long on the finish, and very good Malbec for the money.
Dark on the nose, with baked black-fruit aromas, graham cracker and charcoal. There’s creamy oak on the palate, while the cherry, plum and herb flavors are pleasant. Finishes with fresh-roasted coffee notes and a wave of leftover acidity.
Smells barbecued and saucy, with dry oak, resin and smoked meat aromas. The palate is more acidic, while the flavors lean toward resiny and saucy, i.e. hickory and roasted berry. Oaky on the finish, with sawdust and vanilla flavors.