Malbec?is a black-skinned grape variety native to southwestern France (specifically the area around?Cahors), but now better known as the iconic wine grape of?Argentina. Through its success in the vineyards of?Mendoza, in a few short decades Malbec has shot from relative obscurity to international fame, simultaneously bringing newfound attention and respect to Argentina as a wine-producing nation.
A pitch-black color and aromas of raisin, tobacco, damp earth and blackberry announce a very ripe wine with some overripe elements. A clampy palate with biting tannins is home to flavors of graphite, baked plum and prune. Raisiny flavors along with tobacco and chocolate notes play out on a sappy, saturated finish.