100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"The Famiglia Meschini Premium Line is the accomplishment of our dream to bring the true characteristics if each varietal to your glass. From the vineyard to the bottle we limit our intervention so that the aromas and senses come to life as you unleash these young and lively wines.This is the second wine in our Malbec Mania series searching for the best Malbecs under $20. We've reviewed a few other wines from Famiglia Meschini in the past like the Chardonnay and the Sparkling Torrontés, and liked all of them, but our favorite so far has been the Malbec Syrah blend, which found a spot on our Holiday Top 10 list. Let's see how the 100% Malbec measures up.
Our 2009 Premium Malbec is rich in color with shades of garnet. The nose is abundant in red and black fruits. Round and silky, it delivers all the qualities that make Malbec one of the most popular wines.
The 2009 Famiglia Meschini Premium Malbec begins with aromas of plum, pepper and a little baking spice and cinnamon. The wine tastes of black cherry and blackberry followed by some woodsy notes. The dry finish features lots of spice, some licorice, and lingering blackberry notes. This one seems a bit out of balance, but still a pretty good wine at a really nice price.
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5
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2009 Famiglia Meschini Premium Malbec
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2010 McManis Family Vineyards Malbec
2009 Terrazas De Los Andes Malbec Reserva
2010 Recuerdo Malbec
2009 Familia Grittini Areo Malbec
2009 Santa Julia Reserva Malbec