Truth be told dear reader, I'm almost at a loss for words with this wine. Truth be told again, I'm outspoken when it comes to most topics, but this one leaves me somewhat silent.

Why? It tasted like a red wine.

That can mean a lot of things of course, but honestly, it tastes like what you'd expect a red wine to taste like.

Grapey, dark, dry, and, well, winey.

It came with a natural cork, and is, as the picture suggests, a deep ruby red, perhaps a little darker. The label is very nicely presented I must say, with classical imagery of wine glasses. If I were grading this wine based on the label alone, I'd be loving it! However, I'm not (duh).

Medium nosed with a good alcohol punch, this wine is sharpish, distinct, and not terribly smooth.

That's all I got.

I'm sorry!

Oh, but if you're wondering what exactly "malbec" is, it's of course a variety of grape that is purple, and produces, "inky dark colour and robust tannins." Tannins of course control bitterness, and this one certainly had its share. Malbec is widly popular in Argentina, the cradle of Navarro Correas. I of course knew all this (...after reading Wikipedia).

Okay, honestly, that's all I got.

...except for what's on the label: "Flavours of ripe plums, cherries and raspberries combine in this generous, full-bodied wine. Well-defined tannins yield to a long, soft, finish."

Seriously, that's it. Go away! Read some other posts here! And I'll say, if you like dark flavoured red wines, go ahead and get this one, it won't hurt ya.

**3/4 out of 4

Purchased at a Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) store for C$15.95 (US$14.91).

From LCBO.com:

NAVARRO CORREAS COLECCION PRIVADA MALBEC, 750 mL bottle
LCBO/Vintages #70078
Wine, Red Wine
13.9% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content: 1
Made in: Argentina
By: Diageo Canada Inc.

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