By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.graffignawines.com
Since I’m sort of a South American wine-zealot, I’m always anxious to try wines from that part of the world I haven’t tried yet – as was this case with this wine. It’s a “reserve” malbec for a reasonable price so I was more than happy to give it a go-around.
- Appellation: San Juan, Argentina
- Alcohol: 14 % alc/vol
- Total Acid: 5.1 g/L
- pH: 3.6
- Cooperage: 12 months (85% French Oak, 15% American Oak))
- Price: $15
Nose: Plums, pepper, black cherry and Tobacco.
Taste: Plastic action figurine, with dark fruits, spice, black pepper, and cocoa. The mid palate has decent acid with good fruit, however, the finish is just “okay” for me – not the more memorable of malbec’s I’ve had from Argentina.