A few days later whilst listening to my mother on the phone sing the praises of a Mendoza Malbec she was enjoying; I remembered the Morse Code and popped it open. Purply red in colour, rich plum and oak aromas filled the glass. Tart cherry flavours emphasized the acidity, while round blueberry notes attempted to add some depth. The medium finish contained spicy black pepper notes and moderate traces of smooth oak. I found the acidic level to be harsh and distracting from the rather pleasantly pronounced tannins and dryness. I sealed the remainder as it was not an easy drinker. Luckily, 24 hours in a vacuum seal transformed its rough acidic nature into a much more agreeable glass with smooth articulated cherry flavours. Although my glass emptied quite quickly, I won’t be picking this up again as there are far more superior bottles available at this value price point.
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Enjoy now thru 2013