Argentina malbec can be so hit or miss. Here’s one that knocks it out of the park for less than a 20-spot.
A spicy nose of black pepper gives way to a lush, gorgeous core of blackberries and baking spice, dark chocolate and vanilla. The lengthy palate is strong on cinnamon, with hints of elderflower as a slight sweetness emerges late in the game. All told, it’s one of the more powerful — yet also elegant — Argentine malbecs I’ve seen in years.