Country: Argentina Region: Mendoza
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodega Navarra Correas
Navarro Correas is nicely balanced, providing enough depth to keep things spicy on the palate. The initial bouquet is warm with fruit and a hint of smokiness. The flavors follow suit with strong notes of raspberry jam, smoke (as in hickory - not cigarette), black peppercorns and cinnamon. Spicy and as lush as the tango itself, this wine is assertive and full-bodied with a nice mouthfeel (no - that's not what she said). The tannins are refined and linger long after the sip is over, leaving you a reminder that you are drinking a bold, red wine and not a wimpy white zinfandel.
Malbecs vary in intensity, and this one is on the higher end of the scale.
Ageing Potential: 10 Years
This is a superb Argentine Malbec, it was fermented using wild yeasts and was aged for 19 months in new and used barrels.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Lamb / Chicken / Venison