The entry level TN Malbec will set you back $15. It’s good patio value. The Limestone Block will set you back double. But it’s not twice as good.
With decanting and a little air this will soften up and beckon. Previous vintages have scored highly with James Suckling and Robert Parker. They like the balance, fruit and herbal notes. We found it muted. All those things they like are present, you just have to close your eyes and think hard. It’s not an open book.
Price: $30 at Everything Wine.
Market Liquidity: Fleeting. Think of a trumpet mute; it has an effect, but nothing worth a whole symphony.