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.