Big, stacked, deep and dark Malbec. The nose is rich, spicy and black in character, while the palate is bulky and shows generous blackberry, dark plum and chocolate flavors. Holds steady on the finish as it delivers muscle as well as some complexity. Well-made wine for the money.
Dark and brooding on the nose, with mint, menthol, beefy fruit and coconut for sweetness. Feels choppy and more acidic than expected, with heavy flavors of coconut, toast and blackberry. Toasty, herbal and slightly scratchy on the finish.
An extracted, full-bodied style of Malbec with blackberry aromas, density, meatiness and heft. It’s thick and a bit awkward, especially early on, and then a roasted berry quality takes over. Solid as a rock, somewhat floral and young, with good kick at the end.
A bit shocking and overpowering initially, with pull-back early aromas and alcohol-related burn. Give it time and it displays itself as a full, ripe, complex wine with heavy extraction and ripe peach, apricot and bitter flavors. Toffee and caramel lead the spicy, still-bitter finish.
Dense and sweet up front, the nose is balanced and deep, with blackberry and graham cracker aromas. The palate feels grippy and concentrated, bearing blackberry, dark plum and black pepper flavors, with a lifted flower note. This finishes mild and spicy.
A heavy, blocky wine with a dark color and aromas that lean toward raisin and reduced balsamic vinegar. The palate is quite full and slightly syrupy in feel, while the flavors are of boysenberry and dark, toasty oak. Finishes with even more crusty, espresso-like wood flavors, leaving displaced wood as the lasting impression.
Heavier and more baked than desirable, with chocolate-covered berry fruit on the nose. This is a sticky, hefty wine with some balance issues. It also tastes a bit peculiar, as floral, green notes interfere with the sweet, jammy red-fruit component. A little gummy and bitter as well.
Murky smelling, with nondescript berry aromas. Ultratannic and hard in the mouth, much like chewing nails. Meanwhile, the flavors run herbal and earthy, with dark fruit carrying things to a hard, tannic finish.