Mahurangi River Winery 'Mainly Malbec' 2010 Matakana (Auckland) 14.2%
N: Plum, red cherry, wild berries and toasty oak spice - beginning to integrate and showing some synergy and a touch of complexity. The vanillin and fresh oak still need integration time. Overall smells a bit chunky.
P: Very dry with some pretty obvious fruit as well; plenty of berry flavors, plum and dark cherry. Medium+ tannins have a youthful bite along with medium+ acidity. Plenty of oak adds to the youthfulness of this example. Decant for service and preferrably enjoy with food of equal power. Will cellar for 1-2 more years.