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Skeleton

Skeleton
2018 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
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Skeleton
2018 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of sandalwood incense sprinkled with cinnamon, pickled cherries and berries, and eucalyptus honey nougat with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an appealing, medium-long finish with elements of pencil shavings, bubbly blackberry pie crust, and kiwi with well-integrated, fine tannins. A delicious and nuanced old world styled Malbec that will sing at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood incense sprinkled with cinnamon, pickled cherries and berries, and eucalyptus honey nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of pencil shavings, bubbly blackberry pie crust, and kiwi
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Daube Provençal, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and nuanced old world styled Malbec that will sing at the table.

The Producer or Importer

Sovereign Brands

The Producer or  Importer
81 Greene St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
USA
1 212-343-8366

Their Portfolio

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.