Argentina Values Rock - The 2005 Cadus Malbec, sourced from a single vineyard of the same name, spent 24 months in French oak and 2 years in bottle prior to release. Opaque purple-colored, it has an enticing nose of toasty oak, spice box, violets, black cherry, and plum. Sweetly-fruited, savory, and layered, it has enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for 2-3 years and will drink well through 2017.
Year's Best - This is a terrific value for the scent alone - a beautiful mix of violets, boysenberries and minerals. The wine is tightly built, with firm tannins forming a dense structure that needs time in your cellar to mellow. Be patient...or decant it for braised beef.