"The 2010 Stone Soil Select Malbec is raised in Francois Freres barrels for 12 months, of which 20% are new. It has a crisp, well-defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry leaf fruit and deftly integrated oak that allows the fruit to speak. The palate is medium-bodied with a toasty entry. It has svelte, plump tannins and a smooth, mocha and strawberry pastille finish that exhibits fine persistency. It is not complex and has no ambitions to be., yet it is harmonious and satisfying for the price."