Sub-region: Uco Valley
Grape(s): Malbec 100%
Three of the four Argentinian wines winning their way through to Best In Show this year come from Uco, and this splendid Malbec is the second Value Best In Show from Uco, too, underscoring the colossal potential on offer here. As with its peers, this wine is a dense, opaque purple-black-red in colour with huge saturation on the sides of the glass after a swirl. It's opulently fruity too, with billowing damson and sloe pointed up by notes of tea leaf and rose. You might, from the aromas, be expecting a fruit bomb -- but this is purer, finer and fresher than that, with ample sinew, sap and ripely leafy inner freshness. Can anywhere in the world compete with red-wine value of this order at present?
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