The worst Malbec is somewhere between chalk and unripe raspberry. The best is like cherries jubilee, creamy and rich and assertive in its juiciness. This is neither.
A slight but persistent bitterness overrides any enjoyment. The predominant fruitiness is cough syrup. The spicy white pepper finish is plainly unpleasant.
Moderately food friendly, forgettable as a sipper, but apparently a pointster star. Go figure.
Price: A most appealing $21 at Everything Wine.
Market Liquidity: Sometimes, once is always enough.