Tilia Malbec 2011 – Velvet

A No-Brainer for $5.99

100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.

SRP of $10 and available for as low as $6. Sample received courtesy Winebow for review purposes.

From the bottle:

“Tilia, the Latin name for Linden, is a traditional tree in Mendoza whose flowers are used to make a relaxing herbal tea, enjoyed after a long day’s work among the vines. The choice of this historic tree to represent our wine reflects a commitment to the traditional way of life in Mendoza, where most farmers bike or walk to work and live with their families near the winery and vineyards.

Tilia is sourced from sustainably farmed family vineyards in the Eastern and Southern regions of Mendoza. Tilia Malbec shows concentrated black cherry and plum fruit flavors and aromas with a touch of spiciness and a soft, supple finish.

13.5% Alcohol”

Velvet, as in duck soup. You know, a snap. A no-brainer. If you find yourself hemming and hawing at the liquor store not sure what to buy but not wanting to spend a lot of money, today’s wine is an easy choice.

The 2011 Tilia Malbec begins with a very nice aroma of plum, black cherry, some herbal mint notes and just a little spice. Tasting the wine shows lots of deep, dark and juicy fruit combined with spicy black pepper that lasts all the way to the finish. This wine is not super complex but it is very easy to drink thanks to its smoothness and soft tannins. It is also able to match up well with a wide variety of everyday foods, from burgers to pasta with red sauce, making it a nice and affordable bottle to have on hand. On the dry finish the fruit turns a bit tangy and black pepper continues.

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Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 10
Overall Rating: 7.8

Highly Recommended

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