Earthy, burnt sugar in nose with tangy leafiness throughout flavor, too. Big fruit, blackberry and plum. Very easy to drink. Gets bigger with heartier foods. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Doca Paula
WHAT: Malbec
WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $14

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