In a nutshell: A full bodied, concentrated blockbuster Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina.
The lowdown: Intense and deeply coloured and full of bold black fruits, spices and smoky aromas this is exactly what Argentinian Malbec is all about. A year's ageing in oaks means the impressive lead off follows on to a full, ripe palate with rich, luscious mouthfeel, silky smooth tannins and a great tasting finish. Terrifically well-made and well structured stuff for a pretty modest price tag.
Neito Senetiner is a winery that in recent years has been quietly carving out a bit of reputation. They've actually been around since 1888 and their vineyards can be found in some of the best parts of Mendoza - the home of Argentinian Malbec. Since winemaker Santiago Mayorga joined their ranks things have really moved on and with wine critics such as Tim Atkin MW sitting up and taking notice it gives an you and idea about the direction they're headed.
When to drink: It's certainly a lot of wine for the money and will match well with rich pasta dishes, game and semi-cured cheeses.