A fruity aroma escaped the bottle on first opening which quickly disappeared for good. This is a mildly dry and earthy Malbec from Argentina similar to the other two Malbecs (Gestos, Amancay) recently reviewed. Red wines generally need a few years to reach their peaks. As a 2016 vintage, this is a red wine which has most likely not peaked. But as a $5 wine, does anyone much care?
For me, this is an everyday table wine meant to be consumed with food. The wine has a fairly strong flavor profile making paring with; red meats, strong cheeses, hearty sauces and of course pizza, obvious choices. A burrito Jalisco and Jimmy John’s #5 worked well for me on separate days.
Alone, this is still a drinkable wine with sometimes a bit of a bad aftertaste that may make one wish they had spent another dollar or two for a better wine. But still, this is not bad for the price and I’ve easily had worse. Price $4.99