Deep purple color; pleasant nose; Fruity taste, supple body, modest and balanced tannins. Really easy to drink yet not boring. A knock out value for the price, quite likely the best sub $10 bottle of red I have encountered. Rushed back trying to buy more, but it SOLD OUt! Darn. 90 for sure. (I thought my rating was for the 2008 vintage, which was sold out. So I am ordering more of the 2009 and will update my review). Had the 2009 vintage and think the review is fair.
Smooth & Supple
For a $10 wine, I must say this is very impressive. The first sip begged for more depth, but in retrospection, this is a fine Malbec for its class/category. Pretty smooth and balanced. Interesting how they make this work for a value-level wine.
This is a stout wine that carries a full body of flavor with it. Not for the faint of heart. This was my first Malbec and I must admit I liked it. Could have had a little more depth. Very good though with red meats.
Very easy to find and drink. Usually in the 3 for $25 bin at stores. Just OK. For a couple bucks more there are far better options
Blackberry flavor jumps out but is overwhelmed by a spice I can't quite put my finger on. The Medium-long finish would be more enjoyable if the spice took a back seat to the bold, supple fruit flavors that I expect in an Argentinian Malbec. I gave it 3 stars because its a good wine for the price, but its no 89.