Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence ($16.99): A saturated black ruby in the glass. Aromas suggest Provencal lavender, thyme and rosemary, with plums and black raspberries enlivened with a pinch of white pepper. The mouth delivers spiced cherries and plums, with hints of ginger and bass notes of dark chocolate.
Altos Las Hormigas Terrior Malbec ($17.99): This Malbec shows a ruby red colour with violet hints, typical of high altitude. Delicate fruity notes appear first in the nose, gaining complex- ity as the wine opens up, to show more firm scents of violet and red cherries. It has a fresh entry in the palate, underpinned by its succulent natural acidity. Gentle mineral notes spread through the mouth as the wine unfolds, granting a round, balanced, long finish.