Consistency is a very desirable trait in winemaking. It gives me confidence in a winery and assures that I will be back for more, year in, year out. Trivento is one of the best at this. I have tasted several vintages of the Golden Reserve Malbec and love it every year. The 2012 is drinking well now. It started off with a dark purple hue in the glass. A blossoming nose of plums and a hint of nutmeg welcomed me to taste the wine. Blueberry compote came across on the initial palate and was followed up with more plums and a slight oak hint. The wine is very ‘juicy’ with a crisp acidity that I really enjoyed. Tannins were medium for me and made the wine easy to drink. This vintage is approachable young and will certainly last another 5 years. We ordered some Lamb Kebab sandwiches to go along, the match was perfect. This wine will pair well with just about any meat, grilled or roasted. I’m going with 90 points and 4 stars for this $20 effort from Argentina. Ps. I bought several bottles and may go back for more, it’s just that good. Salut….