Sunday, December 28, 2008

Gouguenheim Malbec 2007

I'm not a huge fan of Malbecs in general, but a few of them may be enjoyable, if properly harvested when ripe and aged a little bit (a couple of years, no more). This Argentine Malbec from Mendoza Province is no exception: it doesn't express its full potential, probably because of an early harvest. Anyway, it's a correct, drinkable wine and the price is correct for its value.

Tasting Notes: Purple red with ruby reflections. The nose is spicy (white pepper and anise), fruity (plum and blueberries) with some bitter and "green" flavors. The palate is interesting even if a little disharmonious with a medium finish, lacking some cleanness and finesse.

Score: 79/100

Price: $7.99

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