Clear, deep ruby-purple appearance. Clean, medium intensity plum and pepper with earthy blackberry aromas. Dry, medium acidity and mild tannins, with a medium body. Ripe dark fruits dominate, with a sweet spiciness and hints of oak and leather. Medium length. Overall good; I haven’t tried many Malbecs but this is an enjoyable drink, unusual in its softness, and I will search out others.
$28 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar. See Bodega Sottano.