Sunday, August 22, 2010

2009 Valentin Bianchi "Elsa" Malbec

Opened the 2009 Valentin Bianchi Elsa Malbec, Mendoza tonight with burgers and Caprese salad. Very pretty nose of plum, chocolate and black pepper. Plum comes through on the palate as well. Quite acidic for a Malbec. It's quite apparent on the palate as well as on the finish. Really demands food (especially tomato) to facilitate a sense of balance. Nice $10 red so long as you know what you're getting into with all that acidity.

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