Malbec just seems like the right thing to drink when the leaves start to turn and the winds turn chilly. We opened this wine for a casual evening at home – no frills – just to relax. The aromas of red and purple fruit were very noticeable, and very nice, and warmed up a bit with just the tiniest bit of earthy tobacco. The first sip was pleasant, with deep black cherry, a little spice and a touch of tobacco. The alcohol was contained, despite the moderately high content (14%). This wasn’t a highly complex wine, and the body and finish were both moderate, but all in all, not bad. A nice value for the money. It went very nicely with Istara Ossau-Iraty cheese and spiced green olives.