Tasted 25/06/12, 14% ABV, screw cap closure. (Asda Extra Special, £5.00. I think this is the ubiquitous Trivento Outra Vida by another name).
Trivento is a quality driven winery (part of Chile's Concha y Toro group) and this wine represents crazy value for money.
Cherry red colour, very youthful, full berry fruits on the nose. Toasty oak. Boiled sweets with forward fruit in the mouth but mouth-puckering acidity. Soft tannins. No doubt this wine, barely a year old, is made for early (easy?) drinking but I'd still give it longer. Not as rounded and elegant as some (slightly) more expensive malbecs, this just about represents as low as you can go in price for an everyday wine but it's not bad at all. Good food wine. From 2013, 13.5/20