Malbec is known for this blue purple vibrance in its youth, and this young malbec is delivering just that. Still, with a deep core promising layer of flavour, the wine’s luminosity attracts the attention from the start.
Primary driven, the wine shares a rich basket of ripe black cherries, blueberries, black figs, potpourri, violets, and pepper. A hint of eucalyptus adds a pleasant coolness with wet earth and sweat leather adding a slight primal note. Secondary aromas of charred oak, cloves and roasted coffee beans open another realm of fragrances introduced by oak.
The wine is dry with a vibrant freshness, a soothing attribute following its broody aroma. There is a fair share of fruit tannin and a dry tea leaf character that relieves the density of the oak tannin, contouring a rich and chalky finish. In body, the wine is leaner than the previous vintage, hoisting up layers with vibrant blue fruit, cherry, and violets for a solid finish.
That whimsical and untamed nature of malbec is coupled with a classy execution, highlighting that intensity doesn’t always lure in boldness and chewy fruit. It is a lighter style of malbec displaying more mulberry and cranberry fruit wrapped up with a vibrant touch and fair definition that will stand it in good stead for the next three years.
Bizoe Idioglossia Malbec 2017 – Gold Malbec Challenge
Bizoe Idioglossia Malbec 2018 – 94 Points Dave March CWM