Thirsty for new experiences I picked up a bottle of the 2004 Melipal Mendoza Malbec from Argentina the other day.
This wine has a dark, blueberry-red color in the glass that promises me a ripe fruit bomb. Showing buttery oak, big dark fruit and a hint of coffee on the nose, this is a very promising wine. Tons of black currant and black cherry on the palate with persistent tannins gives this wine a long, round finish. It was not quite as big from sweet fruit on the palate as I expected and this is a good thing. The very ripe, but a hint tarter, currant and cherry works perfect.
This is a very enjoyable wine! Nothing to complicated, big, bold and fruity and really easy to drink, especially with a piece of Marabou Dark Chocolate.
Rated 88 by Wine Enthusiast and 89 by Wine Spectator. Find it at http://www.wine-seacher.com/ from $11.99. A great price for a real crowd-pleaser.