|2009 1884 Reservado Malbec|
Price: approx $17?
I'm not sure if I was hoarding it, or I was supposed to just wait for a special occasion such as the occasion of this evening! Whatever the reason, it was worth it...this wine was fantastic! I'm not sure if it's because I'm just partial to Malbec or what...after all, it was one of two wines I identified in a blind tasting! :P A bright garnet red colour with hints of mocha, black fruits, cigar box and forest floor on the nose. In my mouth I tasted black cherry, coffee, and it had medium tannins and medium acidity. At 13.7% alcohol, it was off-dry...not too sweet, and not too dry either. It tasted wonderful on its own, and also excellent with the pork tenderloin stir fry I prepared this evening. Surprising? Yes! Even to me|!!