2008 El Fogon Malbec
Appellation: Maipu, Mendoza
Tasting Notes: 100% Malbec, 13.3% ABV. Very dark purple. Nose is blackberry and raspberry jam in a cigar box. Gigantic fruit, blackberry, plum. A little pepper, a little cedar. Medium finish, a bit of dryness. Disjointed. Young, but not sure if decanting will do it any good. Not awful, but not all that good . I’m a big Malbec fan, and this was a big disappointment.
Rating: 2/5, 11/20, 80/100
A note on ratings: I use the 100 point rating for Cellartracker, even though my palate is still developing. As a statistics geek, I know that the variability in scores works itself out as the number of scores increases. However, my score may not be yours, or Robert Parker’s. I much prefer to use a 5 point (or star, or whatever you want to call it) scale, as it more represents my reaction to wine, which is more simple than a 100 point scale represents. I like the 20 point scale as the more detailed score. On this site, I will provide all three, although the most meaningful are the 5 and 20 point ratings.