I would love any recommendations of good single varietal Malbec for under $20!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
I still can't fully grasp Malbec....can you?
Malbec for me is a strange varietal. I've probably tasted around 50-100 different Malbecs in my time in the wine business (which for some is nothing, but for most normal people it's a lot). I've come across a few that were pretty great, but I have to say the majority of them have been somewhat disappointing. I find that too many Malbecs in the twenty dollar and below price point are dull, overly rustic, chucky tannined, and somewhat disjointed wines. Maybe I have a less than discerning palate and I'm just missing the boat, but I have to say that I really can't grasp what this varietal is all about yet. The voluptuousness of a ripe Cabernet Sauvignon is far too appealing to turn down for the rusticity and grit of a Malbec.