An Argentinian Explosion!

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Bin Ends Wine in order to participate in the Wines of Argentina Twitter Taste Live.

I still have about 6 more Argentinian wines to review from all the Wines of Argentina Twitter Taste Lives I participated in! I managed to actually be around for all four, so that represented a wide selection of Argentinian wines…more than I had ever tasted before!  Overall I was really happy with the Malbecs even though I’m not typically a huge Malbec person….perhaps these events will have swayed me!  On the 3rd night (I think) we tried the 2007 Jean Bousquet Reserva Malbec. It had a Diam closure, clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $20.

Immediately upon sniffing the wine I thought “cedar chest.” I also found crushed flowers, pencil lead, spice, raspberry, fig, forest floor, anise, cinnamon, and herbs.  This nose seemed totally different from any Malbec I’ve ever had before.  In the mouth I got cedar, blackberry, anise, raspberry, blackberry, dusty tannins, and pencil lead.  The mouth almost felt reserved in a way to me, and it definitely had tannins to spare.