(I apologize for the crappy photo. It's late, I've had some wine, and it is good enough)
This is a Malbec by Gaucho Spur. The label says this "Argentinean Malbec is reputably rich in flavors of plums and cherries. Notes of vanilla and chocolate carry this wine".
Hmmmmm. Okay. I will start with the smell. It has a fairly strong, alcoholy (it sounds like a real word so it must be) smell. I can go with the cherry and maybe even the chocolate, but this wine is pretty assertive (not necessarily a bad thing) and no matter how much I try, I can't find the plum or vanilla. I really like the after taste of this wine, but I don't think I am a fan of "bite" (thank you to my sister-in-law for the suggestion of bite instead of burn) and this wine has some bite to it. All in all though, a pretty good wine!
Next week: Chardonnay with a pretty tree on it.