Sometimes in this line of work you head to a supplier tasting and don't expect too much from what is on offer, the recent Argentinean offerings that included this gem were a rather pleasant surprise.
Quite simply, for the money this is easily the best red wine I've tasted this year, simply stunning. The wine sees 12 months in French oak barrels. Aromas of peppers and red fruits, the wine displays silky dark raspberry notes, dark chocolate, anise & ripe cassis with a touch of menthol and eucalyptus. The mouth feel is a joyous experience and goes on forever. Yes this is a big wine but perfectly in balance. If this is French you'd be paying £30+ for the quality...luckily it isn't!
Argentina you've done yourselves proud, the Lionel Messi of wine!
SC Rating - OUTSTANDING (Adam)