Rick black fruit flavors, plus fig paste and chocolate, waft up from the glass. Blackberries, dried fig, and chocolate lay in a bed of soft tannins. Balance is marvelous, with enough acid to keep the fruit from getting cloying. The blackberry and fig linger forever. This is a marvelous glass of wine, as fine a showing of Malbec as one could hope to find. Drink with New York Strip. Highly Recommended. 93 points. DBH

WHO: Luca
WHAT: Malbec
WHEN: 2014
WHERE: Uco Valley, Mendoza
HOW MUCH: $30 (media sample)

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