Bright red-ruby. Musky aromas of berries, smoke, game and chocolate. Concentrated and very sweet, with just enough acidity to avoid cloying. This fruit bomb is actually surprisingly juicy and the softly tannic finish shows decent length. Jam Jar is the very successful project of importer Cape Classics, and the objective is to produce inexpensive, user-friendly wines.
87 Points Stephen Tanzer
This is an excellent Harvest Select bottling, with bright, sappy flavors that seem not all that sweet. The residual sugar, listed at 47 g/L, is an asset, but doesn’t dominate. Flavors remain as crisp as a fresh Macintosh apple, juicy, forward and delicious.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
The Elsa Malbec comes from Valentin Bianchi's Doсa Elsa estate in the cool reaches of San Rafael, Mendoza. With just a kiss of French oak, the rich fruit dominates this easy-drinking red, which has barely-there tannins. The 2011 release garnered 90 points from Robert Parker and a 'Best Buy' designation from Wine Enthusiast, and the new release of this consistently delicious and affordable single vineyard Malbec doesn't skip a beat! Invoke your inner-Argentine and drink this alongside grilled flank steak with a garlicky chimichurri.