Every so often I get the urge to do another "Andean" and off I go (mostly to Argentina but occasionally Chile).
At least in my defense this time: I avoided the extra thick Llama bottles and instead got one with "Our label features an artist's rendition of the unique architecture of our winery, built with hand-stacked stones from the Andes mountains." Actually the property is owned by the Spanish black cava megastars of Codorniu fame and was initially received very positively.
However, st 5 years this entry level Malbec was fairly neutral. Good color but the taste was simple, fruity, very straightforward, with only vague hints of leather, tar or anything else resembling 'interesting".
This winery makes so many different cuvees (good, better, even a little more better, still betterer, nice, almost our best and best) that I can only imagine what ends up in this version..... Oh well, not every one can be a Perrin Family.
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