Bianchi DOC San Rafael Malbec 2005
San Rafael, Mendoza
Bright, even scarlet red.
Ripe plums, intense vanilla, and a slightly mineral character.
Medium bodied. Plenty of ripe black plums and cherries on the front palate, a good acid balance and smooth tannins. Oaky characters linger on the finish, with vanilla and a little tobacco.
Straightforward, fruit-led wine with a pleasant acid balance and some interesting notes. Robust enough to accompany most foods, or to drink on its own. Very good drinking for the price.