Dark, smoky in flavor with hints of both tobacco and licorice, the 2009 Malbec from Doña Paula Estate is a full-bodied wine that suggests suitability for a hush-hush members-only event at the local Ol’ Boys Club.
Picture a smoking room with dark-wood paneled walls and suit-clad waiters pouring this wine.
Full of fruits like dark cherry and plum, the tannins are duly noted just like the high alcohol content.
Steak and chit-chat would be a nice pairing for this Argentinian wine from Mendoza.
At about $13-17 a bottle, we found this to be a good, solid wine but not remarkable.