At only $8, it's hard to go wrong with this one, the El Ganador Malbec from Mendoza.
100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. 10% is aged in new French oak for six months and then the wine spends another six months in bottle before release.
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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2017 El Ganador Malbec
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