Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Ballandean Estate Malbec Jacquez 2013

Quite an interesting pairing here. A yin and yang style that seems to work.

This starts off smooth with a drop of sweetness before an abrasive edge is revealed. The mid palate was lacking a little oomph however.
Pan juices, raspberry rope, nutty savoury type things going on. The finish is bitter. I found the Jacquez component really flexes its muscle, and whilst the percentage is not known, it certainly makes its presence felt.

I'd have a glass with something slow cooked or beefy but not much more. There is some cold night wintery appeal here.

Good+

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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