The first Malbec from Tempus, though young and chewy, has plenty of power and depth. A mix of wild berries and herbs blends into slightly chalky, astringent, earthy tannins. Good varietal character, a bit on the rough and rustic side.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.