A $8 daily drinker from Aldi, the Exquisite Collection Malbec.
The Exquisite Collection Malbec is available exclusively at Aldi and sells for just $7.99. It is imported by Mack & Schuhle Inc.
Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains you will find Argentina's high-altitude wine region of Mendoza. A place where the climate and geography create perfect conditions for its best known varietal, Malbec. A full-bodied dry wine with notes of black cherry and plum, this Malbec has a long spicy finish. It pairs well with barbecued red meat, ribs, mild cheeses and is best served at room temperature.
Produced and Bottled by Fecovita Coop.
We absolutely loved the 2018 vintage of this wine, unfortunately the 2019 is not quite up to the same level (and $1 more). It is still recommended at such a low price and everything tastes pretty similar it is just kind of watered down a bit.
The 2019 Exquisite Collection Malbec begins with a pleasing but muted aroma of blackberry, plum, mint and a little cedar. Tasting the medium to full-bodied wine reveals lots of fruit, good spice and good structure but it's a bit rough in the mouth with this vintage and overall lacks the depth of flavor of the 2018.
Mostly dry but with a touch of sweetness, this is a good but not great buy at only $8. It ends with a medium long finish of tart fruit and touches of oaky spice.