We recently received a container from Argentina that included the 2017 Marchiori and Barraud’s “Cuartel Dos”, a small production Malbec that has been praised by critics and received scores in the 90s on multiple occasions. Because it is grown on vines that are over 50 years old, the wine’s terroir is seamlessly balanced. Only 200 cases were made of this renowned wine, but its price has now dropped by 25%!
Driven by sweet, jammy aromas of blueberry and cassis, the Cuartel Dos has a rich, plump, and soft palate. Its flavors of prune, baked berries and cassis end in a chewy, warm finish that is pleasantly balanced.