Malbec


Supermarket Argentine Malbecs (Episode 145)

In this episode, we taste yet another Malbec from Argentina. This time we taste two supermarket’s Argentinean Malbecs – one from Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference and the other from Tesco’s Finest range.

The first one tasted was Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference – when we first “sniffed” this particular Malbec it didn’t give up much, but on the taste, it was much better. Blackberries and great balance with the tannins.

Whilst the colour wasn’t quite as vibrant and the “sniff” was very similar to Sainsbury’s it too surprised us with how good the balance of this wine was. Great Balance more red fruits than the Sainsbury’s Malbec but just as well balanced on the tannins as Sainsbury’s.

 

Tesco Finest Argentine MalbecSainsburys Taste Difference Argentine Malbec

Tesco’s Malbec was, at time of publishing this video available on this link for £8.00 https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/264534413

Sainsburys Malbec was, at time of publishing this video, available on this link for £8.50 Sainsburys Mabec reviewed in video
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Wolf Blass Yellow Label Malbec (Episode 142)

 

This Malbec is produced in Australia, only a very small amount of Malbec is produced in Australia, compared to Argentina where 62% of their wine production is Malbec.
First impressions are very good, in fact tasting better then some of the Argentine Malbecs we have reviewed recently. Tasting like a Malbec should do and for the price of £7.00 excellent value.

Well worth a try at the price (available from Morrisons at £7.00)!

 

 

 


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Asda’s Luis Felipe Edwards Chilean Malbec (Episode 136 Part 3)

In the last part of this episode, we taste our third Malbec from Chile.

This bottle was purchased from Asda for £7.45, a little more than the previous two.
The colour is more garnet than purple and is much darker than the previous two.
The nose again is predominately cherry and has a similar smell to what one would expect from a Pinot Noir.
A much fuller and better-balanced wine than the previous Malbec with some serious power.

 

 

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Camino del Angel Chilean Malbec from Sainsbury (Episode 136 Part 2)

In the second part of this episode, we taste another Chilean Malbec.

This wine was purchased from Sainsbury’s, Camino del Angel, cost a little more than the wine we tasted in part 1 at £6.25.

The nose was a little “tighter” than the wine tasted in part 1.

The taste is very nice, to begin with, and then the tannins just take over and take the taste away.

Rather disappointing and in our view not worth the extra pennies compared to Tesco’s wine tasted in part 1.

 

 

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Tesco’s Valle Central Chilean Malbec (Episode 136 Part 1)

In the first part of this episode, we taste the first of our Malbec wines from Chile.

The wine tasted in this episode is Tesco’s Chilean Malbec.

The price is very competitive at just £4.75 a bottle, but is it worth that?

The nose gives off a lot of fruit, cherry and the taste also is of predominately cheery with strawberry and raspberry flavours.

Very light on the tannins making it very soft. It is also very “juicy” and would make an ideal wine for someone trying to acquire a taste for red wine.

At the price, this is excellent value!

 

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Chateau Les Bouysses Malbec (Episode 133 Part 3)

In this last part of this episode, we taste our last French Malbec from the Cahors region.

This one was darker in colour and on the nose smells more like Rioja to John L. and on the palate, it so much better than the previous two examples in this episode.

It is available from Sainsbury’s at £13.00 which is considerably more expensive than the wines tasted in part 1 and 2.

The taste of this has rich blackcurrant flavour, tannins soft with red berries on the end of the taste.

 

 

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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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Tescos Finest Cahors Malbec (Episode 133 Part 1)

In this episode, we taste the first of the three French Malbecs, this one purchased from Tescos and is part of their own Finest brand.

It had a rich garnet colour and was very bright on the eye.

A strong blackcurrant nose, however on the palate this wine seems to be one dimensional and one of those without complexity at all.

A disappointing start for 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 Malbec.so 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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