Varietal: Blended Red Wine (50% Malbec; 20% Cabernet Franc; 20% Cabernet Sauvignon; 5% Petit Verdot; 5% Merlot)
Deep purple in color with a hint of smoke and tobacco on the nose at first that quickly dissipates. Dark cherry flavor with a slight tannic finish that will pair well with red meat, pastas, and BBQ.
Recommendations: Stop reading this review and go buy this wine right now. I’ll wait. You’re back? Good. I picked up this wine at one of my local wine shops after an evening tasting and Tuesday night was my chance to finally open it. I shouldn’t have waited so long.
Deep purple in the glass with a hint of smoke and tobacco on the nose at first that fades after a bit of swirl and turns into crushed fruit aromas from the Malbec. Dark cherry flavors that just barely hit you in the back of the jaw with just the right amount of tannins before moving into a smooth finish. You’d never believe that this wine has 14% alcohol/volume.
I paired my wine with a steak I picked up and threw on the grill and the combination of the red meat and the flavors from the wine were amazing. I’m pretty sure I could pair the Don Tiburcio with just about anything (or nothing at all), but I think something bold in flavor itself is called for with this blend of flavors.
While my house is currently teeming with wine bottles, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t already planning to pick up a couple more bottles of this for the near future. For around $13 it’s one of the best value wines I’ve had and I highly recommend going and picking up a bottle…or six.