100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. SRP of about $12 but available for as low as $9.
Sample received courtesy Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Young, fruity 100% Malbec from the sun-soaked vineyards of Luján de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina – the world’s premier source of Malbec. Ruby-red flushed with violet, IQUE offers a ripe berry aroma, firm structure, soft lush tannins and a satisfying finish.
Pairs well with meat, pasta, cheese.
Best served at 62°-64°F
For a time it seemed like you could hardly go wrong when choosing an Argentinian Malbec, but I have to say I have been disappointed by some wines in this variety lately. And while previous vintages of this particular wine received some mixed reviews, there was no disappointment at all here.
The 2010 Enrique Foster IQUE Malbec exhibits aromas of blackberry, plum and spice. The wine tastes true to the bouquet with blackberry, plum and spice flavors. The dry finish adds some nice spicy tannins and blackberry flavor that hangs around for awhile. This is simply a very good Malbec that I’d be happy to drink on a regular basis. A nice option for an affordable house wine for Malbec fans!
Overall Rating: 8.0
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