Lost Vineyards Malbec
Why is there a can of fresca in this picture?
Because that is the only way I could make this wine tolerable.
This is one of those cases where you get what you pay for. This wine was on sale for $3.99 at Teeter. I love other Argentinian Malbecs so I thought I’d try it.
Right off the bat my nose warned me I would not be happy. The smell reminded me of the coat closet in my grandparent’s house. The grandparents that smoked. Now I know, “cigar box” can describe some very rich reds… but this is not one of them.
I found it bitter and very dense. In all fairness, I don’t favor “dirty reds” so there may be someone out there who does who would love this. My husband prefers a red with more bite than me and he liked it better than I did. (I asked him to review it for me. He said “eh..it’s good, I guess.”)
So if you like a pungent red, it might be worth the $4 to find out. It’s not a wine I’ll be buying again – but I will finish this bottle off with a little fresca. Actually come to think of it – great sangria wine.
Wine Name: Lost Vineyards Malbec
Grape: Red, Malbec
Price: $3.99 at Harris Teeter
General impression: pungent, dirty, heavy
Recommendations: a red for people who like dirty reds, pair with Italian, make sangria
Would you buy again? No