$10.99 at Trader Joe’s.
From the bottle:
Since 1884, the wines of Don Miguel Gascón have been recognized for the rich, smooth flavors that come from Argentina’s Mendoza wine region. High altitude vineyards situated along the Cordillera of the Andes Mountains produce full mature grapes for this classic Malbec. It is full bodied and elegant with soft, round tannins, layered with flavors of blackberry, blueberry, dark cherry, and a hint of mocha.
I had high hopes for this one as it was one of the more expensive Malbecs stocked at Trader Joe’s but once again we find that price means nothing. This wine was simply not very good. It starts out OK with a fruity plum flavor, but then the bottom drops out and it goes downhill quickly. It turns a bit sour and is overloaded with heavy tannins. Perhaps it is just too young (way, way too young) so for the foreseeable future I would skip it. It did get slightly better as it breathed so if you do give it a try, definitely run it through the Vinturi first. Be sure to check out the Interactive Wine Rating Chart for our recommended Malbecs.
Overall Rating: 4.8
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