I’ve had this one in my collection for a while now and it has softened nicely. The 2006 is in the stores now and seems to have a similar rating. It is a lovely smooth Malbec, absolutely varietal. It has a medium finish. The wine itself is a lovely dark color with a nice bouquet. For the price this wine is a good deal! Run out and grab some of the 2006!
From the LCBO web site:
FAMIGLIA BIANCHI MALBEC 2005 San Rafael, Mendoza (Valentin Bianchi) TASTING NOTE: Has a nice creamy texture, with alluring raspberry, fig, mocha and spice flavors that pump through the rich, velvety finish. Drink now through 2008. Score – 89. (James Molesworth, www.winespectator.com, June 30, 2007) 677559 (XD) 750 mL $13.85