At 13.7% alcohol, costing under $18, and scoring 15+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20, the 2009 (21 years old) La Posta Tinto from Mendoza, Argentina made our evening.

Deep ruby, with plum, pepper, spice, sun-dried tomato and currants on the nose, the wine was perfectly balanced. It was not decanted, but poured through my decanting screen directly into each glass and done the same way as more was needed.

Mostly Malbec so we did a grilled steak with it. Enough said.

It was 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah and 20 % Bonarda, the Italian grape. The tannins were soft and there was sediment stuck to the glass. At perfect peak and will hold perfectly another five to eight years. I carried this one back but in the USA you can get it from Vine Connections. In Vino Veritas.