Province: MendozaHuarpe Terroir Agrelo Red Blend 2010
Grapes: 80% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: 14 months in new French oak
What malbec-cabernet blends are supposed to be. It’s denser than its appearance might suggest – the reddish tinges come from the cabernet, of course – but the oceans of black currant and blackberry jam are a delight. There’s a lengthy finish where those fruit continue with no bitterness – deeply satisfying all along.