Full Review

Lost City

Lost City
2016 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18.99

Lost City
2016 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas of roasted beets, mixed root vegetables, and plum with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, brisk milk chocolate finish with light oak flavor. Bold, ripe, and plush but with acid to balance this Malbec is structured and pairable.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory
Aroma Aroma: roasted beets, mixed root vegetables, and plum
Taste Flavor: milk chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brisket, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Bold, ripe, and plush but with acid to balance this Malbec is structured and pairable.

The Importer

Bright Cellars

The Importer
313 N. Plankinton Ave. #214
Milwaukee, WI 53207
USA
1 262-366-3564

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.