Malbec, Malbec, Malbec

By / Wine + Drinks / September 24th, 2014 / 2

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.

For more wine suggestions, see our other #WineWednesday posts.

Michael is an award-winning journalist: Promoting the Promoters Award Cuvée 2010 and Ontario Wine Awards Journalist of the Year 2012.  He is also a national and international wine judge - Ontario Wine Awards, All Canadian Wine Championships; Best of Riesling — Germany; Essencia do Vinho — "Top Wines of Portugal".  He is currently the President of the Wine Writers Circle of Canada and the wine columnist for Ottawa Life and Grand magazine as well as regular contributor to Tidings, and Grapevine ... his reviews have also appeared in the LCBO Vintages magazine. Michael has also added a YouTube channel to his activities where he reviews bottles of great Ontario wine on a weekly basis. In whatever he does, it is Michael’s desire to educate, inspire and encourage others to grow their own love and enthusiasm for wine – and to realize that it is their palate that ultimately makes the decision.

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