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!