Quite tasty and less than $10, the Tinto Negro Mendoza Malbec.
Sample submitted for review. The Tinto Negro Malbec has an SRP of $13 and is available for as low as $9. It is 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 Primera Zona at an altitude of 3.100 elevation, the Mendoza blend is meant to showcase the exceptional value and approachable style of Malbec.
The wines soft, drinkable style is accompanied by light oak aging for additional complexity.
The 2020 Tinto Negro Mendoza 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. Just a touch meaty, this is a 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, savory, long and 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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2020 Tinto Negro Mendoza Malbec
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