The 5OS Project 2016 Malbec
Looks and smells like it’s too young to get in, the brilliant purple hue a sure giveaway to what lies ahead. Fresh dark plums and mocha steal the show before smoky, earthy varietal characters jump into the light. The big, dusty tannins are somewhat out of place in what’s not much more than a medium to full palate, yet they deserve the benefit of doubt and in time I’m assuming they’ll wrap everything up just nicely. Pretty good from where I’m sitting.
SG score 8.5/10
Alcohol 14.5% vol. | Gold medal winner in the 2017 Australian Alternative Varieties Show