At only $8, it’s hard to go wrong with this one, the El Ganador Malbec from Mendoza.
Sample submitted for review. The El Ganador Malbec has an SRP of $13 and is available for as low as $8. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils.
The wine boasts a rich ruby-purple color, and displays elegant flavors of blackberries, ripe plum and robust spices with good balance and structure.
Harvested by hand. Pair with grilled meat and vegetables. Serve at 60-65F.
The 2017 El Ganador Malbec begins with a pleasing aroma of plum, blackberry, a little black pepper and spice. Taking a sip reveals juicy fruit similar to the nose along with a smooth and even a bit velvety mouthfeel in this medium to full-bodied wine. More spice, licorice and touches of cocoa plus a bit of earthiness combine to make this a really nice all-around Malbec. It ends with a dry, long, grippy finish.
One of the great things about this variety is that you can still find this kind of quality for so little cost. Delicious Malbec for $8? We call that winning.
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