A Monday Bargain

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Terlato Wines International.

I’m always looking for bargain wines, but even more so recently.  So the wines sent to me from Terlato Wines couldn’t have come at a better time, as all 4 retail for under $15 a bottle. My favorite so far has been the 2008 Tamari Reserva Torrontes which retails for just $10, making it a fabulous deal.  I chose the 2007 Tamari Reserva Malbec for the evening.  You can find this wine online for about $12, it had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 14% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I found the wine to be a little hot at first, but that blew off fast. I’d probably suggest letting this one sit open for a bit before you drink it.  I got aromas of raisins, stewed plums, dark black fruit, chocolate, something green/herbal, some spice, and sage.  In the mouth I found tart fruit, plums, blackberries, cracked pepper, and bramble fruit.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit Malbec is not my favorite type of wine.  However, for $12 this is a good expression of the grape, and could definitely find a place among everyday drinking wines.

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