2010 Zolo Gaucho Select Malbec Mendoza Argentina

I haven’t had Malbec in a while, so I thought this bottle from Mendoza would be a good one to try.   When I first poured it, the deep purple color indicated that this is a young wine, no surprise given the vintage.  I smell blackberries and toast, and on the nose this definitely smells more tart than ripe.   The finish reminded me of the skin on a plum, and the tartness lingers – like drinking cranberry juice.   This does not have big tannins, but I still think this wine is not very approachable on its own and needs cheese or a light snack to pair with.  I am not sure if this is not ripe enough for my taste, or too young.   I’d like to try another 2010 Malbec from Mendoza to see if it is more palatable.    



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