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.