Grape Variety: Malbec
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintage
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Bodegas Chandon S.A
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Opaque ruby in colour with a medium to medium+ nose.
There are too many Malbec’s that are simple and just don’t meet the quality vs price ratio, however this one does.
Positives: Very tasty Malbec featuring oak, mulberry, plum, smoked Montreal meat, tobacco leaves and a touch of leather. Full body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: A touch hot from the 14.5% alcohol.
Interesting Notes: Thanks Carol Ann, from WineAlign, for the opportunity to taste this.
Drink now on or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with venison.
Tasted: 17 May 13
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9+/10 Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4