SRP of $13, but available for around $11. This is a new label but should have wide availability soon. Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Alexandra Elman believes in honest wines. Wines which are true to the soil and climate their places of origin. Alex, an international wine expert, lost her sight in 1995, but that has not stopped her from traveling the world finding exceptional and sustainable wines that are meant to be enjoyed everyday as a celebration of life.
Malbec is a bigger bodied, well rounded wine with good tannins. It pairs perfectly with steaks, BBQ and spicy foods.
This is the second of four Alex Elman wines that we will be reviewing here at The Reverse Wine Snob. We previously reviewed the Chardonnay as part of the Chardonnay Showdown and will be covering the Cabernet Sauvignon and a Torrentés soon to round out the collection. These are the debut wines from Alex Elman, self-described as "The Blind Wine Chick" because she lost her sight (due to complications of diabetes) and had worked in the wine industry for many years. Note the braille on the front label:
Determined not to let the loss of her sight slow her down, she released her own label of organic wines last year, all from Argentina. And being from Argentina, the Malbec better be good right? So let's see how this one measures up.
The 2009 Alex Elman Organic Malbec exhibits aromas of blackberry, plum, ripe fruit, and spice. The taste is smooth and full bodied with good balance and good flavor. There are nice tannins and plum notes on the finish. We also found this to be a good match with spicy foods as it holds up well and the flavor comes through nicely. Overall, a great wine!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 7.3
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