Aruma Malbec, 2011, Mendoza, Argentina

11 Jan

DSC03174A collaboration between Lafite-Rothschild (of 1st-growth Bordeaux fame) and Nicolas Catena, the granddaddy of Argentine Malbec. Explosive aromas of red fruits, strawberries, raspberries, and plums, with intimations of violette liqueur. Subtle vanilla and chocolate notes complete the bouquet. Round and soft on the weighty palate, with a wonderful balance of dark fruit, spice, and earth. An incredible value for the pedigree involved. $14

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