Frenchman Bernard Magrez is building a global brand via high-quality, smartly named wines such as this (La Bienvenida means The Welcoming in Spanish). But the cuteness ends there; this is serious Malbec with maple, leather and coffee aromas in addition to rich berry scents. The palate is integrated and deep, with lively acidity and tannins but enough cuddly fruit…
Sound and full on the nose, this features plum and berry aromas. This is a full-bodied, round Malbec that’s neither overextracted nor excessively heavy. The flavors of baked berry, chocolate and herb are nice, as is the spicy finish of mint and tobacco.