Well, here's another Malbec.
This is the 2009 Durigutti Malbec from the Mendoza Region of Argentina, like so many other Malbecs.
I'm not going to go into the history of the Malbec varietal, although I've written about it before. So go check out my other Malbec reviews here to find some interesting info...
Let's not beat around the bush and taste this bad boy instead.
The 2009 Duriglutti Malbec is unfiltered and pours an inky dark violet/purple color. It has big, bold aromas of blackberries, plums, leather, and a good deal of pepper. Tasting brings a mouthful of exactly what you'd expect: blackberry jam, prunes, raisins, figs, pepper, earthy cigar tobacco, and a bitter cedar finish.
This is a big, bold Malbec to be sure. It's jammy, earthy, and a little bitter all at the same time. This is another one of those big, rustic Malbecs that people are either going to love or hate. While I don't like it quite as much as The Show Malbec or the Layer Cake Malbec, it's still plenty delicious to me and I will probably end up buying a few bottles this winter...
Drink This: if you like your reds big, bold, and earthy.
Don't Drink This: if you like a soft, gentle red wine.
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