A darling of the critics for a few years now, this Los Alamos Malbec from Argentina’s Mendoza region has one great thing going for it: It costs under $12, sometimes even under $10. It’s a bit astringent and young but it offers everything you’d want in a friendly, everyday drinking malbec. Medium-bodied and bright with robust black cherry, blackberry and vanilla oak. Has some leathery tannins that will soften slightly if you let it sit in your glass a bit.
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Sweetness: 1 out of 10
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Occasion: Tasted at a public wine tasting
Food pairing: Grilled beef, pot roast or with these cheeses
Availability: Wide availability and often seen at grocery stores.
Find it locally in Tampa Bay at Fine Wine and Spirits Warehouse in Tampa.
I was really impressed with this wine. It is wonderful and it was less than $10.00. Unbelieveable! Thank you for the great tip!
I try all the plonk, so you don’t have to!
This wine is awesome and the reasonable price makes it even better!! Will buy this wine again.
You are pushing the Malbec out too soon. It is very nice wine but very young (2011). It takes at least an hour in a decanter to become drinkable which is too long for restaurant use. I believe you need to hold it for 3 years before releasing it or you may sour peoples’ taste for it. It is just too rough without a lot of breathing.