Review of the 2004 Terrazas de Los Andes Reserve Malbec
I go through the Almond Joy "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't" phenomenon with wine - sometimes I want my wine with a meal (lunch, dinner but *rarely* breakfast - what no late harvest viognier with your honey nut cheerios?) and sometimes I want it to stand well enough on its own. With the Terrazas de los Andes Reserve Malbec, you can drink your wine and eat with it too. The combo of hearty yet smooth brings up an unmistakable comparison to the lovely Hugh Jackman. From his Broadway moves and unbeatable Oscars hosting to his tough and muscular portrayal in Wolverine, you can enjoy a little Hugh, no matter what mood you're in. Like Jackman, this Mendoza wine is irresistable in it's classic Malbec meatiness with muscular structure behind the velvety tannins due to new oak aging. The Southern Hemisphere duo shares yet another bond - both women and men love them. So try this Malbec with a juicy steak or roasted lamb or just tipple it back on its own - that's what Hugh would do.