Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The grapes were sourced from a specific, high altitude estate vineyard in the Uco Valley on the slopes of Mt Tupungato in Mendoza, Argentina. Unfortunately, the 2011 Acordeón Malbec drinks like an export-only Oz Shiraz. It's really heavy on the pepper/spice, which overwhelms the palate. That's a disappointment because TWC is a big fan of Malbec, particularly Argentine Malbec.
A couple of the big guys gave the wine a Best Value tag, in part because it is an under-ten-dollar wine with what should be a good pedigree. What I mean is Terroir, man. But, and that is a Big Mama Butt, neither of them rated it above an 86, which says something to moi.
Fresh wild blackberry, boysenberry and cassis cascade on the palate. Spicy hints of cocoa, tobacco and violets add to the melodic complexity and vibrant grip.
Photo appears courtesy of The Wine Speculator