What’s in the glass tonight December 14th – Malbec

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Monarch Malbec Te Horo 2013 – $

This turned out to be a steal from a supermarket local to this producer, same place as i bought the Abbey Cellars Syrah.

Inky plum colour. 13% alc.

Quite perfumed, dense & fruity, savoury & spicy, and oaky. Some green vegetal character.

Sweet in the mouth on attack. A cool climate style of Malbec showing florality and some green stalk but very pleasant all the same. Good fruit weight and depth, angular and piquant. A tannic and raspy finish.

Seemed very ripe-pinot-noir-like to my palate. Off quite young vines I suspect. Would have scored higher but the wine is a bit green. Still, an impressively expressive character for the low price.

Recommended – 86 points

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