Just enjoyed a Malbec from Patagonia - not somewhere in Argentina you might immediately think of as producing wine. Patagonia is not a province of Argentina but rather a geographical area that covers the south of the country right down to the very souther tip of the country.
This particular wine comes from the province of Neuquén almost 800km south of Mendoza and famed for the large number of dinosaur fossils - hence the label.
The wine itself was clear and bright. Red centre, light red rim. Clean nose. Intense perfumed aroma. Violets, red currants, mulberries. Hints of tabaco and pepper. Clean palate. Good acidity - fresh. Dry with very soft tannins. Rounded, cool climate wine with good fruit. Long finish. An example of Malbec grown around Neuquén. Great with lamb.