Province: MendozaTrivento Malbec Reserve 2014
Grapes: 100% Malbec
Aging: 6 months in used French oak and 6 months in the bottle
Another straight-ahead malbec in this increasingly reliable line, and maybe the best of the bunch so far. An intriguing note of sour cherries peeks through among malbec’s usual plums and mocha, which all have a nice weightiness and constancy on the palate. Occasionally a hint of peach glides along the top, too, before disappearing into a finish that’s clean and not bitter at all. Solid malbec, great value.