I was given this a a hostess gift. What a great wine! One of the best red wines I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Now I just have to find it!
This wine was absolutely delicious. A guest of ours gave it to us. Hard to believe, but we had never had Malbec wine before. This had us running out to the liquor store to buy some more. We've since experimented with other Malbecs, but we always come back to this wine. It's exceptionally smooth texture and rich finish is what makes it a favorite of ours. GREAT VALUE too!
These days if you're drinking a Malbec it's probably from Argentina. The most planted grape in that country, varietally-labeled Argentine Malbecs are one of the wine market's great values, prized for their slight herbal component and dark, luscious fruit. Structurally, Argentina's Malbecs are much different than those grown in the grape's native France; they are riper, fruitier and fleshier. In France, the best iterations of Malbec can be found in the Cahors, where it can be quite decadent. It is also planted in the Loire Valley, where it is called Côt and is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Gamay, and in Bordeaux, where it has fallen from favor in many of the region's great blends because it is difficult to grow. In the United States, the varietal is frequently added to Meritage wines - Bordeaux style blends - but it is rarely found on its own.