Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2008 Rutini "Trumpeter" Malbec

Opened the 2008 Rutini "Trumpeter" Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina tonight. Huge plum/boysenberry/blackberry nose accentuated with a bit of Asian spice. The palate is thick and sweet with purple fruits, a touch of peppery spice and modest tannins. Touch of char/vanilla from the oak; but it doesn't detract from the fruitiness. Low acid; perhaps a touch on the flabby side. But overall, this is a well-made wine that will appeal to backyard BBQers and Aussie Shiraz fans looking to broaden their horizons.

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