Tres 14 Tinto de Garage - Argentina - 2011

First wine reviewed for 2019! Despite the label, let’s get this straight: this is not a garage wine in the traditional Bordeaux sense. It’s mass produced for one. Having said that, it’s a fine malbec, if somewhat overhyped for a standard grade offering. Notes of strong dark fruit but tannic out of the bottle if not allowed time to rest. With time the glass opens up to reveal blackcurrant, black pepper and graphite. It’s nice but not at the level of many of the breathless reviews.