Argentine Malbecs in Ontario

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I don’t blog for the Australian Wine Society any more, but I still like to lift a glass, and I subscribe to the excellent winecurrent.com newsletter that provides reviews of wines just before their release at the LCBO. On July 5th, a number of Malbecs from Argentina were released, and here’s the ones reviewed by winecurrent.com, with an excerpt from their review:

Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2006, Uco Valley, Mendoza $14.95 (065664): “Easy-drinking red that provides good value.”

Finca Flichman ‘Gestos’ Malbec 2007, Mendoza $15.95 (068999): “Complex and alluring…enough tannin for structure and interest plus generous acidity for impeccable balance; the 8 months of French oak has been seamlessly integrated. Give thought to a multiple purchase.”

Finca Flichman Reserva Malbec 2007, Mendoza $12.95 (746727): “rich and ready to drink…serve with all manner of backyard BBQ fare.”

Finca Sophenia Reserve Malbec 2006, Tupungato, Mendoza $16.95 (066837): “chunky mouthful of ripe fruit flavours—cherry, currant and cranberry—oodles of moderating acidity and still perceptible tannin. Temper this with a two-hour aeration/decant then serve alongside a rare to medium-rare grilled strip loin.”

Navarro Correas Gran Reserva Malbec 2005, Mendoza $18.95 (028928): “one of those Wow! wines that immediately grabs your attention with its great balance, delectable fruit-forward flavours and lengthy finish.”

Weinert Malbec 2003, Mendoza $18.95 (556795): “round n’ ready to go, but is certainly not without class or complexity.”

You can also see the LCBO’s reviews of the Argentine Malbecs here.

2 Comments

  1. Sandy, I’ve followed you, as you followed winecurrent and thought I’d lost track of you when you left AWS. Now I find there’s a whole new you out there! Haven’t read everything here, as yet, but feel I will.

    Thanks, once again, for mentioning winecurrent, and if any of your readers have even a passing interest in wine, I taste about 250 wines and review about 80 of the best of them every two weeks (all available in Ontario) in a FREE e-newsletter. You can subscribe at http://www.winecurrent.com and the best part is, if after a couple of issues you don’t like it, you can UNsubscribe!

    That’s it for now as I saw you had a blog on a trip you took and I’m off to read it.

    Cheers, Vic Harradine

  2. sandy says:

    Hi Vic, as you know, I’m a big fan of your newsletter, and use it regularly for my own purchasing. I searched back through the last six months of issues just a couple of days ago to find a nice sparkling wine to take to a party.

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