“Oak Cask” is Trapiche’s entry level line. But despite the name this Malbec is not overoaked.
Plum, subtle toast, and a hint of licorice on the nose. Black cherry and chocolate emerges on the round, medium-weight palate which features fine-grained tannins that sneak up on you, and firm acidity on the finish. It’s linear with a short finish but excellent quality for the price. You can take it (amost) anywhere without embarrassment.
Advertised as barrel aged for 9 months.
An Alicia Keys type wine, rich, approachable, flawless and oh so commercial