Last night, it was a family asado as my vacation in Argentina starts to wind down.
It was back to one of my local favourite producers @mosquitamuertawines and their entry level Malbec,
The Cordero con Piel de Lobo.
The grapes are hand picked, and fermented in Concrete, before 50% of the juice spends 6-8 months in oak, before being blended with the unoaked portion.
The final result sees a somewhat sweet tasting, deeply purple,fruit filled wine, with plum and black fruits in abundance on the nose, following through on the palate.
There is an earthyness about this wine, with peppery spices also hovering around, although, somewhat surprisingly, a short finish, and no lingering flavours.
I saw that this wine has scored in the 90’s in earlier vintages, this was a young 2021, and although scores can be taken with a pinch of salt, and much as I enjoyed the wine, I would find it difficult to see this scoring better than the mid to high 80’s on my own levels.
Locally, at the price point, certainly a wine to go to for an everyday Tipple, and a good starting point for the higher level wines from this wonderful winery.