Lot 358 | 2011 Argentina
Aromas of black cherry and plum carry through to the palate - and oh so drinkable now!
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May have benefitted from time
I'm not wild about Argentine wines, but I like to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to wine. This was a respectable entry, and not having opened mine until late 2015 (according to my notes), I think it benefitted from a little time in the bottle. I haven't gone back often to Malbec's in general, but this has reminded me to give them another try.
An average Malbec
I am of the belief that one should be able to get a terrific Malbec for a reasonable price due to the difference between the US dollar and the Argentine Dollar. reasonable to me is $10 - 15 a bottle.
I found this Malbec to be quite average, and if it was selling for $10.00 I would call it a value. Otherwise, it is just another average Malbec, nothing special.
I have been on the lookout for Mendoza cabs for as long as I have liked red wine and I would say this is right up there in terms of quality. Definitely comparable to Trapiche and Norton, other easily findable Malbecs that I would consider to be of equal value.
terrific wine, very reasonable priced, wish you had more.
love love love
Undistinguished, But Pleasant
This is a reserved, "old world" type Malbec. The flavors are muted and will not overpower a meal. Potentially, a wonderful accompaniment to Italian/Provencal fare.
Beautiful, red-violet color in the glass. Plum and sage on the nose.
There is such restraint to the wine on the palate. It maintains a steady pulse of plum and black cherry. There is a top note of purple sage.
The abrupt finish is disappointing, but not unexpected, as this wine does not envelop the palate. This is one of those wines that demands to be served with food; on its own, it falls a bit flat.
A Real Bargain
Great Malbec for the price.
Very nice Malbec. I would buy this again as a nice every day wine. At 10, it was the right price too.
Top notch Malbec!
Found this on special (won't say the price, still makes me cry) and really enjoyed it - but sad that upon returning to the store, the cases and cases of this wine were all gone. You snooze you lose, I guess. Now on to the wine, very complex on the nose and needs a little time to open up. There was a smokiness to the wine that I just couldn't place, tried to enhance it with food and I think I scared it away. If you can find this for under $10, buy a case...otherwise it's still definitely worth the purchase to enjoy with a good spicy meal. I'll give it 4 stars, because I don't grade wine on a price curve...but definitely a great value.
Very deep brilliant violet color. Pleasant cherry aroma with a nice light oak detected. The taste has a nice spice layer and richness to it. The finish is pleasant. Great with a meal, but I still enjoyed it on its own. A really nice value.