Rigal Original Malbec (Episode 133 Part 2)

In the second part of this episode, we continue tasting French Malbec. This wine – Rigal Original Malbec – is available from Asda at £7.50.
On the nose, it is more intense than the Tesco Malbed we tasted in part 1 with a strong Cherry small.

On the tongue, this Malbec gives much more flavour.

Although John M gives this wine a score of 73, he reduces this score to 70 when he tastes the wine in part 3 of this episode!

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Finco Los Altepes Argentine Malbec (Episode 132 Part 4)

This part of the episode was shot a few weeks after we tasted the wines in parts 1, 2 and three. Whilst the first three in this episode were very nice they did not hit our high expectations for Argentine we decided to splash out a little more than normal and purchased this £27 bottle of Argentine Malbec to see if the price made a difference.

Take a look at the video to find out what we thought of it.

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Trivento Argentina Mendoza Malbec (Episode 132 Part 3)

In this final part of our episode on tasting Argentine Malbec, we taste a bottle of Trivento Malbec again from the Mendoza region which is available from Tescos priced at £8.00.

The nose again smells more like a Pinot Noir than a Malbec, on the taste however the flavour is more Malbec with a red cherry order. We consider the tannins to be a little too heavy and therefore slightly unbalanced.

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D V Cantena Argentine Malbec 2015 (Episode 132 Part 1)

In this episode, we taste three Malbecs from Argentina available on the high street in the UK.

In the first part of this episode, we taste a D. V. Cantina Malbec which is available from Sainsbury’s at a cost of £10 a bottle.

A nice bright wine, with cherries on the nose (smell) and cherries on the tongue with well-balanced tannins.




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Asda Argentine Mendoza Malbec (Episode 132 Part 2)

In the 2nd part of this episode, we taste our 2nd malbec from Argentina.

This bottle is from Asda’s extra special range, priced at £6.00 and again from the Mendoza region of Argentina.

On the nose, the wine had a very light aroma and John M thought it resembled a Pinot Noir aroma rather than a Malbec.

The taste was, however, was far better, although a lot lighter in taste, than the Malbec tasted in part 1 of this episode.

John M did not think the taste is one you would normally expect from a Malbec.


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How to taste Red Wine (Episode 96)

In this episode, we take a step back for those of you who are wanting a refresher on the basics of tasting Red Wine.

Hopefully, for those of you just beginning your wine journey, this episode will help you to enjoy your wine more and help you find the wine or, hopefully, wines you will absolutely love!

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Tasting Norrie’s Recommended Malbec from Asda (Episode 90 Part 1)

We taste a Malbec available from Asda recommended by our esteemed viewer Mr Norman Kerr OBE.

The wine is produced in California and is very competitively priced.

So what do the two Johns make of it?

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Tasting Viewers Recommendations (Episode 90 Introduction)

We introduce this episode where we taste some wines suggested by our viewers.

The wines tasted are Malbec, Merlot and Fetească neagră.

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Tasting a Sainsbury’s Melbec (Episode 84 – Part 3)

In part 3 of this episode, we taste another Malbec, but this time from Argentina.

Malbec is a signature grape of Argentina so our hopes were high that this wine would prove to be the best of the batch – was it?

More plum on the nose and in the taste.

It certainly has more length than the those tasted in part 1 and 2. It also tasted a little more than like a “typical” Malbec



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