Full Review

Bordeleau

Bordeleau
NV Lot Number 2, Malbec, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Bordeleau
NV Lot Number 2, Malbec, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty ruby color. Interesting, green, herbal aromas and flavors of pickled okra, melon and tomatoes, pink peppercorn, chocolate cherries, and grassy herbs with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of vanilla yogurt nuts with silky, fine tannins and light oak flavor. An intriguing, very herbaceous and savory malbec.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: pickled okra, melon and tomatoes, pink peppercorn, chocolate cherries, and grassy herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla yogurt nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Goulash, Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing, very herbaceous and savory malbec.

The Producer

Bordeleau Winery

The Producer
3155 Noble Farm Rd
Eden, MD 21822
USA
1 410-677-3334

Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.