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.
We absolutely loved the 2018 vintage of this wine, but unfortunately the 2019 was not up to quite the same level (although still recommended). Today we check out the 2020 vintage.
The 2020 Exquisite Collection Malbec begins with a pleasing but muted aroma of blackberry, plum, black tea and a little cedar. Tasting the medium to full-bodied wine reveals lots of fruit, good spice and good structure and while it's a bit smoother than the 2019, it still 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.