Province: MendozaAlta Vista Premium Malbec 2010
Grapes: 100% Malbec
Aging: 12 months in oak
A study in contrasts – it’s intensely concentrated, yet the flavors are light and tend more to strawberry and red cherry than the usual dark fruit. Set against that brightness is a swampy bouquet full of cooked eggplant and mushroom. As it opens up, there are more complex notes of sesame and black pepper. It’s a riddle wrapped in an enigma, and worth trying for sure.