Variety: 100% Malbec
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Cost: $13 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Violet color. Blackberry and blueberry aromas with violet notes. Fruity and vivid with pleasant finish. Better with grilled meat.
My Review: Welcome to another episode of Wine Blogger Drinks Stuff and Writes: Quarantine Edition. The walls are closing in a bit, but the wine helps (somewhat). Before I completely snap, let’s talk about this 2019 Virgen Malbec.
In the glass the wine was a a deep purple color. On the nose I picked up aromas of dark fruit, including blackberries, raspberry, black cherry, and spices.
On the palate the 2019 Virgen Malbec was dry (dryer than I’d expected in fact), with tart dark fruit flavors and a fairly tannic finish. We paired the wine with Lebanese takeout (supporting our local restaurants), and while it worked well enough with my Beef & Lamb Shawarma, I think a saucy pasta dish or steak would be an even better pairing.
All that to say, I liked this wine; it was much dryer than I thought it would be and while it had fruit notes, it wasn’t a fruit bomb by any stretch. For a Wednesday night at home with some local takeout, it fit what we were looking for.
Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free sample for review.