Drink up. Was thinner with more alcohol sensation upon opening than I recall previous bottles, although it opened up with time. For $16 in 2007, a perfect investment for its time, but now it's reaching the end of its life. Lower score for this, but I would (and have) bought later vintages as great value for money.
PNP. Dark color, brown tint at edge. Dark fruit, Deb tasted bing cherries. Medium viscosity. Menthol taste that I always taste in Malbecs but not too prominent. Some tannins but smooth. Mocha. I'm trying to learn to appreciate Malbecs. Maybe with a stinky cheese it would better.
Outstanding. Deep, deep flavors and powerful intensity. Made me wonder why I'm not drinking more Malbecs. My wife who drinks mostly whites was stunned at how tasty it was. Sorry it was my only bottle. Have a 2007 which I will check in the coming months. Surprisingly good for the price. Would have bought a lot more had I known. Better than the WA rating in my view.
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