La Frenz Winery 2009 Malbec - 89pts

La Frenz Winery 2009 Malbec (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Sold out at the winery (here). Search private wine shops like Marquis Wine Cellars
Cost: $25
Alcohol: 13.5%
Date Tasted: August 30th, 2011

Tasting Notes: A vein of red berry and cassis fruit sweetness runs through the sublime nose dominated by smoky, toasted oak and spicy vanilla aromas. Similar characters are found on the beautifully balanced palate of this excellent Malbec from La Frenz Winery. A tough grape to fully ripen, this release shows no signs of "greeness" with integrated, medium tannins, good acidity and a moderate finish with lingering spice. Enjoy this wine on its own or with roasted lamb. Drink 2011-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011