75% Malbec, 20% Merlot and 5% Tannat. Meaty, earthy, barnyard aroma. The aroma is persistent. Sour cherry in the mouth, with plenty of acid and a hint of tannins. This is a rustic wine with a strong sense of place in the southern France countryside. Reminds me of the VRAC Cote du Rhone, but this is better stitched together. Not that it is sophisticated, but it is more sophisticated than the VRAC (tasting note elsewhere). Very different from Argentinian Malbec, that's for sure. Drank with pepperoni pizza.
Tasted with Chinese food after a 2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurtz. Nice aroma. Tastes floral with a very harsh finish. I tasted this at the winery before I bought it and judged it was okay, but I will probably use this bottle for cooking wine. Seems like it might appeal to someone who likes floral, oaky chardonnays (which I do not). Had a chardonnay from the vineyard that I loved because it didn't taste like typical chardonnay. This Gewurtzraminer doesn't taste like typical Gewurtz either, but with the opposite effect on my enjoyment of it. Not giving this a number, as I feel my highly negative reaction may be idiosyncratic.