We went to Montreal recently and dined at a Middle Eastern restaurant that featured lots of Lamb dishes. I selected this Malbec for its fruitiness but I was really hoping for a tannic wine to help cut the usually fatty cut of a Lamb shoulder cooked in the Tagine. In Cahors, Malbec is known as the “Black Wine”. It did not disappoint- Dark hued, opaque and brooding in the glass. Black currant jam, oak, charcoal, funk and garrigue all hit me on the nose and palate where I got medium acidity and medium plus tannins. Fresh and dry with a medium length finish of dried herbs, black licorice and jammy fruit- this 89 point wine get 4 stars from me. You can find it for $17. Drink till 2026. Salut….