Uncork This - Terrazas Reserva 2006 Malbec Mendoza
Malbec is the new merlot, elbowing its way onto wine lists and into retail shops. This incredible example smells like luscious raspberry jam youíd spread on bread. This impressive medium-bodied wine has a lot going on ñ layers of blackberry, black licorice, bittersweet chocolate, black coffee, cranberry, velvety oakiness and spicy black pepper. Excellent acidity with a rich, tongue-pleasing mouthfeel. Sw=2. $18. 5 stars.
This wine is featured in this week's Corkscrew column - Don't Cry for Argentina: Malbec is coming into its own.