Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bodega Septima Malbec 2008, Mendoza, Argentina - $10



This Argentinian Malbec was rated 85 points by Wine Enthusiast. I purchased it at the Austin Wine Merchant for $10.

Aroma - dark fruit, a little hot
Taste - dark bitter fruit, moderate tannins (surprising how much for a Malbec), tobacco finish

I think there are better choices of Malbec out there in this price range. Most people who prefer Malbec are not going to like this particular one, which tastes a lot more like an inexpensive Cab. That's not a bad thing, but just not something I prefer - I open a Malbec when I feel like having something less tannic than a Cab.

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