Las Lanzas Malbec
his is an inky blackish-purple wine, opaque in the glass. Plummy black-fruit flavours seem a bit closed and tight at first, but open up with time in the glass. More fruit-forward on the palate, it´s big and monolithic, blueberries and cream and a dash of spice, somewhat one dimensional but hug and ripe, fruit and sweet oak and a heady 13.5% alcohol, made in the international blockbuster style. It´s a wine genre that finds a ready market.
It would work well enough with grilled red meat and the addition of some aromatic but not fiery Indian spice to a chicken pilaf with roasted red peppers made it a pretty good match.