It is a Friday night in July and Tom & I are reading the paper while dinner roasts in the oven. We are so happy it is the weekend! Tom chose this Malbec for tonight and I took some time to let the wine breathe and I have been sniffing and tasting in order to provide an accurate description. I purchased this wine at A & L Wine Castle in Ann Arbor. It was a spur of the moment decision a couple nights ago to stop by on my way home and get a half case of wine. This was one that ended up in my trunk.
Although I like this wine, I think it is young and might be better six months from now. By that I mean that it has the potential to be quite complex but, today, it is a rather simple wine. The nose is black licorice. The taste is mushrooms and violets — this has real potential. I am going to suggest to Tom that we purchase more of this wine to lay down for 6 months to a year.
Cheers to Tommy and Tony. I am thinking about my boys. . .