Matuco 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ~$9

I'm a fan of the Matuco Malbec, but not so much of this recent Cabernet Sauvignon bottling from Argentina.

The nose hinted a bit at classic Cab aromas of tar and dark berry. At first I thought it was closed and needed some time in the glass, but it never really opened up.

There were hints of plum and briary blackberry, but for the most part the fruit and backbone of a Cabernet Sauvignon - from Mendoza, Bordeaux, Napa, wherever - was MIA. It was hard to believe that this is a 14% ABV wine, given its overall reticence.


Drinkability: 5/10
Price: 3/5
Total value: 9/15

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