- 2006 Árido Malbec - Argentina, Mendoza (8/31/2009)
13,5%; c. 8€; An attractively savoury scent with much meaty aromas - despite the sweet, almost jammy fruit, this scent was so savoury and lacking in oak aromas that I wouldn't have imagined an Argentine Malbec (though it isn't really like any Cahors I have had either). Sadly despite the interesting scent, the palate is a bit of a let-down: sweet fruit, low in acidity, a bit too soft tannins also. It isn't flabby or unstructured but, based on the scent, I was hoping for a bit more bite. Good value at 8€ despite my reservations.