Dark in color. With a nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine has a strong red berries taste, not fruity but definitely noticeable. On the finish the wine has strong firm tannins and bright acidity. This is a bit of a harsh wine even for a Malbec. Oak is present and noticeable. It has a medium finish. I would give it an 88 or so. Based on the rating from Parker below I was quite interested in this wine. I would say it did not live up to the hype.
From the LCBO web site:
SUR DE LOS ANDES RESERVA MALBEC 2007 VINTAGES 208322 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 14.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.4% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Mendoza, Argentina By: Sur Bodegas Y Vinedos S.A.
Release Date: Jan 7, 2012
Ideal full-flavoured wine for gourmet hamburgers, sausages or pizza.
Excellent nose of smoke, lavender, incense, and black cherry; succulent fruit, pleasure-bent. Score – 91. (Jay Miller, erobertparker.com, Dec. 2010).