Ruby-plum in colour. Cedary, spicy, plum and redcurrant nose with a light floral note. Medium-bodied and dry, with fragrant redcurrant and orange peel flavours. Firmly structured with evident but ripe tannins.
Packs good power for a $20 red. Medium-plus body, purple/red colour and loads of plum, blackberry, raspberry, violets, herbs, spice and vanilla. Excellent length and some fine tannins round out the package. Lamb burgers or ratatouille would be delicious with this wine.
A full-bodied Malbec with loads of blackberry, plum, dark cherry, raspberry, spice, cocoa and vanilla. Tannins are firm, so hold for 1 or 2 years then drink over the next 6 years.
Medium ruby in colour with a spicy-cedary nose of plum and an engaging light floral note. Medium-bodied, dry, fruity and floral but firm on the palate with red-plum and blackcurrant flavours and chalky tannins on the finish.
At the time of writing, the LCBO carried 178 Malbecs — not all from Argentina, but mostly. So, what to choose? Well, this is one of the best values in terms of price/quality. Dense purple in colour, it offers a cedary plum bouquet with mocha-chocolate notes. Medium- to full-bodied and dry, it’s well-structured with spicy plum flavours riding on lively acidity.
A wallet-friendly wine. Dense purple in colour, it has a smoky struck-flint, plum and cherry nose. At 14% alcohol, it’s full-bodied and dry, with savoury-herbal blackberry and plum flavours augmented by a floral grace note. Lively on the palate, it finishes firmly with ripe tannins.