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.