Wine tasting note: 1997 Santa Ana Mendoza Malbec

1997 Santa Ana Mendoza Malbec

25th Aug 1998 GBP4 Argentina Table Red

[Tasted Blind]
Deep, even, purple/red.
Stewed berry fruits with some oak coming through on the nose.
Full bodied with chewy black fruit and spicy oak. Good balance and a decent finish. Slightly corrupt notes.
[Fullness 4/5, Drinkability B - drink now or keep, 88/100]
With Game:
Overwhelmed the Grouse and the Venison (although the jelly stood up again).
Too rich for the Pigeon - the acidity of the wine jarred with the rich sauce.
Good with the Rabbit but seemed slightly astringent - certainly not perfect.
[Grouse 3, Venison 3, Wood Pigeon 4, Rabbit 2]

Wine Tasting: Wine with Game (WINE Magazine)