i have written about several malbecs in the last month and will add this one to the mix. i have a glass in front of me as i type. the nose is very interesting, with blackberry, earth, spice and herbs, and a little something like pencil lead. on the palate a burst of blackberry fruit surrounded by firm tannins. nice earthy flavors come through beginning at mid-palate. like the finish on this one as the complexity continues with spice flavors and some mocha and cedar. this is a wine that is great by itself, but would be really nice with grilled meats or spicy chicken dishes. sells for about $10.