Tussock Jumper, Malbec 2014, San Juan, Argentina
Tasting Note: Earthiness jumps out of the bottle as you pour your first glass and take in a nose of ripe red fruit.
The taste of the wine is straightforward. The ripe fruit promise on the nose does not follow through in intensity to your palate. There is a tartness that is more sour than refreshingly acidic.
All in all a rear-middle-of-the-pack Argentinean malbec (no pun attended given its logo) that would be OK for midweek consumption but probably not part of your all-star lineup.
Bottle Note: The Tussock Jumper malbec has a pleasant aroma of raspberry, and blackberry with light overtones of coffee. The palate is full of fresh fruit that is well rounded and elegant with a spicy oak finish. Best served at room temperature. Enjoy with red and white meat.
Importer: Tri-Vin Inc, Mount Vernon, New York
Tasting Date: July 2015