Variety: 85% Malbec; 5% Cabernet Sauvignon; 5% Merlot; 5% Syrah
Region: Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary – Argentina
Cost: $18 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Deep violet color. Ground-mushrooms and berries aromas. Medium body, soft and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Pair with barbecued beef ribs and grilled red meat.
My Review: I really enjoyed the 2017 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Chardonnay than I expected to, so I was looking forward to opening the 2017 Reserve Malbec. In the immortal words of Alan Rickman, I did not want to be disappointed.
In the glass the wine showed an inky purple color, while I picked up aromas of dark fruit and tobacco. In the mouth the dark fruit carried through, with jammy flavours giving way to a nice smooth finish.
My wife and I just sipped on this on a Saturday afternoon, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. Pairing it with some grilled red meats would be a great pairing, and at the price, it’s a great value too. I don’t know that it quite unseats the Chardonnay as my favorite of the three wines that were sent to me (the third being a Cabernet Sauvignon), but it’s close behind and well worth picking up.
Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free sample for review.