The 2021 Malbec Año Cero hails from La Consulta in the Uco Valley and was a third aged for 10 months in barrels. Purple in hue. It begins with bold notes of violet and plum followed by gentle hints of herb, black tea and lavender. In the mouth, the tannins are broad but refined with juicy freshness, bold flavor and a refined texture. “Here, the ripeness comes out in the aromas,” says Karim Mussi Safie, the oenologist behind this wine, and this certainly rings true in the glass. The year adds to the complexity.