Dense, rubbery and solid in terms of black-fruit aromas. In the mouth, it feels right and fades nicely, highlighting healthy, firm blackberry, black olive and herbal flavors. Meets the norms of a very good, commendable Malbec. 14,000 cases made.
Opens with light tropical aromas, toasty oak and vanilla. It’s honest on the palate, where the body is good and structured and the flavors of peach and apple are accented by toasty oak. Nice and balanced, but maybe a touch woody for what it is.
On the reticent side in terms of aromas, with a mild soupy quality that lends earth and leather. The palate is thicker, with tannic grab and sweet, herbal berry flavors backed by a creamy, somewhat candied finish. Shows plenty of oak.
Kind of mulchy and leafy, with a brown color that doesn’t suggest freshness or vitality. Tastes of roasted berry and cocoa, with a spicy, dry finish. Decent but comes across heavy and more oaky than fruity.