Trivento Cabernet Malbec Colección Roble 2005
Agrelo and Vistalba, Mendoza
Dark, concentrated scarlet red.
Intense cherries and blackberries, laced with liquorice and tobacco.
Full bodied, packed with dark, concentrated black fruit jams. Traces of fresh green capsicum herbaceousness, and oak complexities of tobbaco, smoke, liquorice, cloves, and black pepper.
A lot of wine in every mouthful. 50% Cabernet, 50% Malbec, it tastes bigger than the 13.5% alcohol would suggest, presumably due to high-quality, concentrated and thick-skinned fruit and a generous touch (8 months) of French oak. For those who appreciate the slightly jammy style, this is a lovely dark, concentrated, and intensely flavoursome wine at a good price.