90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec aged 9 months in French and American oak, 21% new. Beautiful purple in color. Blackberry, cassis with some graphite and mineral notes. Good depth, texture, balance and a lengthy finish. This is quite new world in style — and it’s a great value at about $16 a bottle. I would give a slight edge to the 2006 El Felino Malbec, but that is my own personal preference.
Together they represent another great vintage from Hobbs and are wonderful examples of the quality and value coming out of Argentina — continuing to solidify Argentina’s position as the leader in South America.