After a bit of a disaster with my last bottle it’s was time for something more reliable and who better to turn to than the consistently good and excellent value for money, Trivento.
The bottle I went with was the Syrah, Malbec Reserve 2010 and having already tasted quite a few of their range from the entry level Malbecs through to the excellent Golden Reserve I was hoping that this bottle would fit the bill.
When poured it was very dark purple in colour, strikingly dark actually with aromas of ripe sweet plums with cherries giving it an almost Kirsch like flavour. There was also an earthiness there, vanillary oak and some smoke. Taking a sip the dark fruits dominate mixed again with a little earthiness, the tannins are noticeable and grippy, stewed prunes come through and there’s a little smokiness in the background.
This was a very enjoyable glass of wine, full of character and some depth of flavour and although Trivento is a large commercial player and is widely available the quality of their wines for the price are very good and I have never been disappointed.
I turned to Trivento as I knew it would be reliable and the fact that it happened to be at the front of my wine rack and easy to get to but unlike my last bottle of wine which I tipped down the sink, the only time this got near the sink was to rinse the empty bottle and wash the glass.
Various around £8