Hermanos Malbec Tannat 2010
Intense red color with purple hues. Aromas of ripe red fruit with notes of dried fruits. Great structure, round and with a long finish in the mouth. We recommend popping the bottle thirty minutes before consumption and serving slightly below room temperature. Our favorite pairings are a flank steak or a lamb cassoulet, though it goes surprisingly well with tandoori chicken.
I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. Made from 70% Malbec 30% Tannat. This had a darker purple hue than the ones tasted so far. It has a fruit jammy smell and had notes of spices. It was light and not flavorful, lacking in fruits. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html
Tannat is an acerbic grape, sometimes tough to control even in a blend, but it does good work here, giving a woody tinge to an otherwise bright malbec. It’s a hot wine at first – 14% alcohol is probably an underestimate – but the finish is expansive. A good match for red sauce Italian. (AV 86, http://argovino.com/?p=690)
A sleeper – the nose doesn’t give much away, and in the mouth it’s a fairly light blend of red currants and tart berries, but the warm finish lasts and lasts. A nice change of pace from heavily oaked Mendoza malbecs, especially for varietal purists, from vines at 6,600 feet above sea level. (AV 87, http://argovino.com/?p=721)