Three Thieves 2012 The Show Malbec (Luján de Cuyo) Mendoza - Argentina
Availability: BCLDB Stores
Production: 17,000 casesDate Tasted: March 24th, 2014
Tasting Notes: A straight-forward expression of 'fruit'n'spicy' Malbec with a focus on the balance between the residual sweetness on mouth-watering palate and the grippy nature of the mouth feel. Ripe, dark berry fruit and savoury spice characters are supported by firm tannins procured from 9 months in 25% new French oak contributing to the wine's food-friendliness - think BBQ steak or short ribs. Finish is a bit short and unrefined, but the wine is as advertised: entertaining. Drink now-2016.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca
On a side note: If 'The Show' label looks familiar but you not from only in the Argentina section of your wine store it's because the Napa Valley-based Three Thieves company makes many wines from international regions that will show-up all over your local wine shop. These include a Garnacha from Spain, a Pinot Noir from Chile and a Cabernet Sauvignon from California.