Thursday, March 8, 2012

Exploring Wine: Malbec

Reunion, Malbec, 2010, Mendoza, Argentina (ironically, a hostess gift to me!, approx value $15)
My rating for this bottle? I would drink several glasses
This Malbec was the lightest I have ever tried. The bouquet was characteristic of the varietal, juicy blackberries, currants, and cherries. The cherries were the most pronounced and also dominated the flavor. I experienced little tannin and found it to have a balanced acidity, meaning it didn't taste too alcohol-y or flat. The acid gives the wine life and effects all components of the flavor but it doesn't have a taste itself (that I've found).

Sometimes Malbecs make my cheeks flushed as well. This one did not. We paired it with homemade pulled pork sandwiches. yum!


  1. Malbec is my favorite wine. I find myself craving a glass way too much. I do appreciate this post.

    Have you tried Alamos, Its from Mendoza Argentina , it has all the components that a Malbec should offer for the whopping price of 8-13 dollar depending on where you purchase it.

  2. I have tried Alamos too, also a good valued wine!

  3. I love Malbecs! I'll have to give this one a try! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Chelsea (


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