Dense black-fruit aromas have a coconut edge, and the entire nose turns mossy and leathery with airing. It feels dense, chewy and a little soft, with an earthy, reedy flavor of black fruit that’s touched up with coffee. Plump, spicy and ever so slightly herbal on the finish.
Blueberry, spice, sandalwood and foresty aromas are the good elements; funky, foxy additions not so much. The palate sports a raw, scratchy feel with hard tannins that go with strawberry, plum and vanilla flavors. Tastes and feels lactic on the finish, with a snappy offset. Good Malbec but it struggles to achieve harmony and total balance.
Jammy on the nose, with a citrusy element, green notes and something muddy. For a big Malbec with a full price tag, it leaves me wondering: It’s chunky and tastes of red berry, citrus, pineapple and marshmallow. Jumbled and sweet on the finish. Has enough good in it not to tank but it’s not in full harmony.
This has a saturated purple color, with aromas that are green, inky and grassy. Supertannic and drawing in feel, it has black fruit and chocolate flavors that come across pushy, sweet and hot. It’s as bold as they come, but it lacks elegance and harmony.