Trapiche, Pure Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, 2013
Diam3 cork closure, un-oaked – so lacking the commonplace cedary note, 14% abv, the Co-operative, about £9
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity purple, showing tears.
Nose: clean on the nose, of medium (+) intensity, youthful, with aromas of ripe squashy blackberry, black cherry, spiciness and sweet liquorice.
Palate: a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, fine-grained well-integrated medium tannins, medium (+) alcohol and body, with a smooth texture, and flavours of sweet ripe blackberry, black cherry and a savoury nuance. A medium (+) length with a clean, black cherry infused finish, with liquorice on the end.
Quality: a good quality fruit forward wine, with acidity and ripe tannins harmonious with the intensity of flavour; well structured, round, with a good level of flavour concentration, of modest complexity with a range of youthful rich fruity flavours. A decent length, this wine is ready to drink, and has the balance, intensity and structure to improve over 3-5 years.