Violet-red and very intense, with black and red fruit aromas, hints of tobacco and chocolate from the contact with the oak. In the mouth, it is very complex with a combination of blackberry liquer, smoke, and sweet earth. Shows great structure combining heady fruit flavors with strong tannin structure and a long, persistent finish. Definitely a special occasion wine, it will pair well with strong-flavored foods, marinated/grilled meats, and fancier ingredients like truffles, exotic mushrooms, and foie gras.
"Included in February 2011's issue, "Year's Best Argentine Malbecs!""
Wine & Spirits
"The 2006 Malbec El Regalo is a barrel selection aged in 100% new French oak. The average age of the vines is 69 years and it too was bottled without fining or filtration. Purple-colored, the expressive perfume reveals notes of pain grille, mineral, white pepper, plum, and black cherry. This is followed by a medium-bodied, elegant wine with outstanding depth and concentration, layers of savory black fruits, silky tannin, and a pure, fruit-filled finish. Give it 3-5 years to fully blossom and drink it from 2012 to 2025."
The Wine Advocate
Large bottle makes it look like a liter when it is really 750 ML. Tastes like basic red table wine and not like a Malbec
This wine is very enjoyable on it's own. No food necessary. Full, rich flavor. It is not my top 10, but definitely would get another bottle for a movie night at home.