Malbec, Malbec, Malbec
By this time in your wine loving life you must have heard about Malbec, and more than likely you have heard about it because of Argentina, not its original home – the Cahors regions of France.
I conducted a wine tasting at a bachelorette party on the weekend and it only took 5 minutes to pass before the first Malbec question surfaced.
Malbec. Malbec. Malbec … it’s on everybody’s mind and, it seems, on everybody’s lips. Wanna put your best lip forward with this grape? Then try these ones on for size.
Decero 2011 Remolinos Vineyard Malbec, Argentina ($22.95)
Cherry, chocolate, spice and mineral all wrapped together in a nifty little package, then add some plum and anise and you’ve got a real treat on your hands.
Chateau du Port 2010 Cuvee Prestige Malbec, France ($16.95)
Here you’ll find an old school Malbec from Cahors, which means it needs time to mellow; a really good cellar for the next ten years.
Kaiken 2011 Malbec Reserva, Argentina ($14.95)
Lovely, juicy and easy drinking this Malbec is full of red and black fruit – it’s simplicity brought to the level of perfection … it’s one you’ll just want chug by the glassful.