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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Recuerdo Malbec 2010 - Malbec Mania! Search For The Best Malbec Under $20

Recuerdo Malbec 2010 - Malbec Mania! Search For The Best Malbec Under $20

85% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 2% Syrah from Mendoza, Argentina.

SRP of $22 and available for around $20. Sample received courtesy Blackbird Vineyards for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"Memories -- recuerdos -- are timeless. With more than 300 days of sun each year, the Argentine landscape in the shadow of the Andes Mountains -- is the sentinel of our memories.

At 3,557 feet altitude, our rock-strewn vineyard encircles majestic weeping willows, producing Malbec with intense aromatics and flavor concentration.

Recuerdo Wines, created by the Vines of Mendoza with acclaimed consulting winemaker, Santiago Achaval, captures the fundamental qualities of high altitude terroir in each wine.

14.5% Alcohol"
Today's wine comes from a new label that was just released this year. In addition to this Malbec they also offer a Torrontés that we will be reviewing in the future. And at an SRP of $22, this is the most expensive wine in our Malbec Mania series. Luckily this one can be found for $19.99 and as distribution widens I'm guessing you might be able to get it for even a little less that.

The 2010 Recuerdo Malbec begins with very nice aromas of blackberry and spice, as well as some notes of blueberry, plum and vanilla. This wine has a silky smooth texture, good depth, and really great fruit. The smooth and spicy tannins intensify into the excellent dry finish and the silky spice and dark fruit flavors linger a long time. Really a nice wine!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 1
Overall Rating: 7.0

All ratings use a simple 10 point scale with 10 being the best. Find out more about my rating system here and check out the Interactive Wine Rating Chart to find all my reviews! You can sort by type of wine, cost, rating, etc. in the interactive spreadsheet.




"Malbec Mania! Search For The Best Malbec Under $20" Wines Reviewed To Date
2010 Santa Julia [+] Malbec
2009 Famiglia Meschini Premium Malbec
2010 Alamos Malbec
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


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