2012 The Show Malbec

Dark in color with a mild nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some black berries to match the nose backed quickly by some firm acidity and tannins. The wine is medium in length on the finish with some black berries lingering without food. The texture on the mid pallet is jammy. I would give it an 88-89. Not a bad Malbec.

From the LCBO web site:
Americans Charles Bieler, Roger Scommegna and Joel Gott are the 3 Thieves Wine Company and the folks behind The Show Malbec. The fruit is all high-altitude from Lujan de Cuyo and the Uco Valley and in 2012, it looks as if they have abandoned the sweet oaky style for something much more interesting. Let us hope they don’t go back. Drier, more savoury red fruit with good acidity and texture. Far more food-friendly and, while it doesn’t really matter, a sensational label. The classic match, steak, is the fit. Score – 89. (Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, April 11, 2014) $17.95


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