7/10 $15.95 Trapiche Pure Unoaked Malbec (Argentina). Dark ink colour. Ripe cherry 🍒and strawberry 🍓on the nose 👃. Extra dry and full bodied. High acidity and medium tannins. Flavours of vanilla, raspberry, cherry and blackberry with a slight pepper finish. This wine offered interesting plump flavours which I enjoyed 👍but I just found the rich... Continue Reading →
8.5/10 $24.95 ZaHa El Corte Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014 (Argentina). Deep ruby in colour. Extra Dry and medium bodied, with medium tannins and good notable acidity. Flavours of soft oak 🌳, blackberry, dark cherry 🍒and smoke 💨. From the get-go this bottle packed a dense yet smooth glass, making for a unique and enjoyable experience... Continue Reading →
8.5/10 $15.95 Kaiken Malbec (Argentina). Deep ruby in colour. Dry and medium-full bodied. Very nice, well balanced flavours of oak, berry, and cherry with a toasty and subtle chocolate finish. Overall very delicious and smooth. I really enjoyed having this on its own and although it was a gift, I would definitely purchase again myself!
7/10 $14.25 Argento Reserva Malbec (Argentina). Inky purple/ruby colour. Very dry and medium bodied. Darker flavours of blackberry and oak, with a spicy/smoky finish. Overall, I wasn't super excited about this one as it was pretty tart and the tannins felt on the middle of the tongue were fairly prominent and just not for me.... Continue Reading →
7.5/10 $10.50 Marcus James Malbec (Argentina). Dark ruby red in colour. Smells acidic. Dry and medium/full bodied. Tastes very ripe and a little spicy. Even though there's a lot of body to this one, it is still fairly easy to drink. Enjoyed a glass with pasta dinner on Friday, and a few glasses at the... Continue Reading →
8/10 $9.95 Trapiche Malbec (Argentina). Very clear, ruby in colour. Smells fruity. Easy, light and smooth. Refined cherry taste, with light acidity. Mild spicy finish. New-to-wine drinkers will be able to enjoy. I am always quick to try wines that are decorated with medals on the bottle. If the wine/winery has won multiple awards, it's... Continue Reading →
7.5/10 $16.95 Red Rock Malbec Reserve (California) Deep red in colour. Smells of fresh blackberry. Tastes dry and medium bodied, fruity. Tastes like a steak wine but a little more smooth finish. Warms the throat. For the price, I would explore something else.
6.5/10 $12.85 Montes Twins Malbec/ Cab Sauv (Chile). Dark purple in colour. Smells Pretty fruity and fresh, but tastes a little too acidic and dry. While it IS smooth, I don't know about 'velvety'. Picked this one randomly because it had a cool label...classic mistake. Definitely follows the 'cool label rule', which my old roommates... Continue Reading →