June 2022 - Malbec

June 2022 - Malbec
This month's Wine feature is Malbec Wines

Malbec Reviews

AvinoDos 2017  Malbec
96 points
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of spiced nuts, cherry-fig chutney, coconut macaroon and cocoa nibs, and cherry blossom with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long finish with nuances of blueberry pie a la mode, cedar, roasted root vegetables, and violets with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious and brawny Malbec with well-meshed flavors and mouth filing tannins; give this one some time.
Alamos 2018 Seleccion Malbec
92 points
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas of blackberry pastry, sage, black tea, toffee, and dark chocolate with a lightly tannic, full body and a long roasted dates and toasted hazelnut finish. A bold, complex Malbec with concentrated aromas; a great example of Argentine’s most famous grape.
92 points $20 Best Buy
Alamos 2020  Malbec
89 points
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas of rose hip jam, dried cranberries, coconut, sandalwood, and allspice leaf with a lightly tannic, medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long milk chocolate, hints of espresso, caramel, and balsamic reduction finish. A bold, chewy and complex Malbec with a sultry, almost smoky character.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Black Box 2020  Malbec
85 points
Deep purple color. Spicy aromas of eucalyptus, herbal honey, berry chutney, and chocolate mint with a satiny, medium body and a medium chocolate and cherry custard and toffee finish. A spicy, herbal Chilean Malbec that drinks alike an Aussie Shiraz.
85 points $19.98
Barefoot NV  Malbec
84 points
Garnet black color. Aromas of smoked bacon, grape-blueberry taffy, and cedar with a silky, light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium dark cherry tart, cedar bark, and stewed fruits finish. A round and ripe Malbec that’s a great choice for burger night.
84 points $6.99
Bailando 2019 Plus Malbec
81 points
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, cherry blossoms, and buttery toffee with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, medium-length finish that shows notes of blueberries and beets, cedar, and parchment with earthy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A spicy, dusty Malbec that will be an amigo with chimichurri.
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