Review: 2018 Tinto Negro Malbec Uco Valley
I didn’t find the 2017 bottling of this wine to be particularly interesting, but the 2018 offers a dramatic reversal. While dry and earthy, with some of the same forest floor notes I encountered in ’17, its notes of licorice, allspice, and clove are just prologue to a finish that finds a lot more room for fruit, particularly raspberries, laced with notes of dark chocolate. At all of 10 bucks a bottle, it’s a pretty amazing value for a wine that may not be overwhelmingly complex, but which works well as a straightforward dinnertime companion.
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