100% Malbec from Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $10 and available for as low as $5. 1.5L bottles are also available at Costco for well under $10.
From the bottle:
"Concha y Toro invites you to explore the new frontier of Argentinean wine. Discover and enjoy the unforgettable taste of Frontera. Our full flavored dry wines are made from the same noble grape varieties used by the world's most prestigious producers. Ready to enjoy now, Frontera is perfect for toasting any occasion. Along the way, we hope you'll also encounter our critically acclaimed premium wines of Marques de Casa Concha and Casillero del Diablo.
Today we have another wine from a favorite producer, Concha y Toro. Originally just a Chilean winery, Concha y Toro now produces wine in other countries as well, including Argentina. We've consistently been impressed with the quality to price ratio they offer in wines like:
- The Bulk Buy rated Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Malbec 2011 - Smooth, Complex and Delicious.
- A perfect match for grilling season in the Casillero del Diablo Reserva Winemaker's Red Blend 2011 - A Grilling Great.
- Another inexpensive Mendoza Malbec much like today's wine: Concha y Toro Xplorador Malbec 2011 - Stock Up.
- A delicious Chardonnay from our Coastal Whites of Chile series: Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay 2009 - Tour of Chile Part 2 (Coastal Whites).
The 2011 Concha y Toro Frontera Malbec begins with a very nice aroma of black cherry and stewed fruits plus a little smoke and coffee. The wine tastes simple, jammy and quite good. This super easy to drink Malbec is available widely in a big 1.5L bottle and it's easy to see why you might want that size - with a smooth texture and soft tannins this is a great party wine. It ends slightly dry with nice length and features sweet berry notes tinged with dusty spice. Hard to beat for only $5!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.