A polished, modern style, with creamy layers of mocha and spice covering almost exotically ripe plum and blackberry fruit. Long, plush finish pumps out more of the same.
The 2009 Malbec Single Vineyard was sourced from a site planted in 1929, with the wine aged in new French oak for 18-20 months. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up an alluring nose of sandalwood, Asian spices, incense, floral notes, and assorted red and black fruits. Structured on the palate, dense, and layered, it unfortunately displays some bitterness in its finish. It is still a classy effort, but the possibility exists that this was not a pristine bottle.