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.