17 April was world Malbec day. Not that this sets the world on fire, but I thought I celebrate by opening one of the only two Argentinian Malbecs I have in my cellar, a 2012 Caelum Malbec. The label depicts the Caelum constellation which can be observed in the Southern hemisphere.
The Caelum winery is a small family business in Mendoza producing very well priced wines, including a number of attractive whites.
This Malbec is a fresh, full-bodied wine. The cherry fruit almost leaps out of the glass. The wine is fruity and juicy, but also firm. It is not very complex on the palate, but has a good tannin structure and a lively round finish.