This wine caught my eye because of the brilliant marketing of it as being “elevated” … as if this some big deal. To be honest, I don’t have much experience with Malbecs. If I had to guess, I’d say I’ve tried less than a dozen Malbecs in the last two years.
High Note 2007 Elevated Malbec, $12
Pitch black in color, it reminds me of Guinness, but with a purple hue instead of brown. The nose is not terribly expressive, I pick up on some dark ripe fruit and licorice. There is also a floral scent that I can’t pinpoint. This is a good wine with an incredibly smooth mouth feel, it’s crazy soft. Although slightly reserved on the attack it transitions nicely to reveal deep red fruit. On the finish it has a slight tartness that seems slightly sugarified and jammy. The tannins are light on the finish. Overall it’s mostly shocking how smooth and drinkable this wine is for being so young. The smoothness is quite appealing and it’s a wine that is easy to drink and hard to complain about.