2007 Xplorador Malbec: A bit corked, but distinctive for the price.

may 26, 2009: rob williamson had recommended this one as a good second-bottle wine, and he's made a good determination, though this one is a bit corked. still, it has a slight cherry flavor mixed with a tannic mouth feel, and it's pretty good. victoria said it seems to have a more vibrant nose than other malbecs, many of which, honestly, seem to run together as if they were tributaries of the same giant grape-based river. this one stands out in a fruit-forward, intense way. greg said it's hard for him to determine what the flavor is. he said it's got the general characteristics of a malbec, but it's hard to tell how the wine is in more detail because it's corky. 13.5 percent alcohol. $6.29 with mixed case discount at big red liquors.

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