Absolutely delicious and only $12, the meaty Tinto Negro Uco Valley Malbec.
Sample submitted for review. The Tinto Negro Malbec has an SRP of $16 and is available for as low as $12. Imported by Vineyard Brands.
Tinto Negro, meaning black wine in Spanish, is meant to celebrate the essence of Malbec in Mendoza. Known for its dark, blackish color Malbec is definitely a Tinto Negro.
Sourced from Mendoza's high altitude valleys at 4,000 feet elevation, this Mendoza blend is meant to showcase the cool climate style of Malbec. Intense floral aromatics, dark fruit flavors, rich texture and a bright, fresh finish cool climate Malbec. The wine is aged for 9 months in French oak.
The 2017 Tinto Negro Uco Valley Malbec begins with aromas of dark fruit, coffee, a little spice and graphite. It's a very pleasant earthy aroma, and not what you'd necessarily expect for just $12. Tasting reveals good acidity and lots more dark fruit which turns a bit raisiny and pruney in the mouth. There are also some continuing graphite and earthy notes under the fruit with just a hint of coffee. This is a meaty, delicious wine and a great example of Malbec. It gets even better with some time in the glass as the fruit tends to come more to the front. It ends with a dry, long, lingering finish.
This is Malbec like it used to be when you could hardly go wrong picking up any random $10-$12 bottle off the shelf. Nowadays this kind of quality is hard to find at such a low price.
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