Mad for Malbecs

madformalbecThis Tuesday Tasting (May 7) we try three Argentinian reds that show off the versatility of this fruit-forward grape. Featuring:

  • TintoNegro – This “Black Wine” celebrates the essence of Malbec, known for its dark color and dark fruit flavours: raspberry, blackberry and dark currant combine in this dry, spicy red with a touch of acid on the finish. $12 btl, $6 btg
  • Crios – This consistently well-ranked red by winemaker Susana Balbo is “meant to be consumed by the case, not the bottle” (Wilford Wong, lush and elegant tasting of freshly crushed black cherry, blackberry and blueberry with just a touch of baking spice and sandalwood it pairs well with most food and drinks even better on its own. $13 btl, $6 btg
  • Padrillos – 4th generation winemaker Ernesto Catena rolled out this label to highlight, small vintage, high-quality, modern Malbecs: smooth and rich with notes of dark berries and plum, this Malbec is aged in French and American Oak to add more than a touch of spice, smoke and vanilla to the finish. $14 btl, $7 btg

Tasting: $11



Photo: Snappygoat

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *