Gascon Malbec 2014

gasconmalbec2014Score: 88

Province: MendozaGascon Malbec 2014

Grapes: 100% Malbec

Aging: 7 months with oak pieces

Quite beguiling at the start, with cinnamon and vanilla mixing easily in the nose while long legs stream down the glass, this malbec also offers lots to like in the mouth. There’s a core of red berries with hints of mocha around the edges, some underlying jammy sweetness, and a bit of heat in the finish. There’s obviously a bit more alcohol here than in most malbecs, but it’s a fun ride all in all.