Full Review

Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2015 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.99

Kirkland Signature
2015 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13%
Medium brick red color. Aromas and flavors of box of pencils, blackberry candy, spiced cherries, and pickled beets with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a carefree finish that shows notes of cherry jam and mustard greens with leafy tannins. A savory Malbec for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: box of pencils, blackberry candy, spiced cherries, and pickled beets
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry jam and mustard greens
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory Malbec for the table.

The Importer

Misa Imports

The Importer
1502 Viceroy Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
USA
1 972-235-3834

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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 foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.