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Lucky Frog

Lucky Frog
2015 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: .205%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'

Lucky Frog
2015 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: .205%
Dusty garnet color. Mature aromas and flavors of flamed orange and ripe red cherries, anise candies, violet, and tobacco and leather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with nuances of plum, cola, and menthol with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A tasty malbec that will be great with rich meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: flamed orange and ripe red cherries, anise candies, violet, and tobacco and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of plum, cola, and menthol
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty malbec that will be great with rich meals.

The Importer

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