If I had to pick one word to describe this Malbec, it would be tart. The wine has a lot of structure and a zesty flavor at the end, but I felt like the tart, pomegranate flavor was distracting. There’s also a flowery essence to the drink, which I tasted, but my fellow drinker did not. Overall, I’d skip this wine if you’re going down the aisles in search of a new Malbec to try. I think I’ll probably use the leftover wine in the bottle for cooking, perhaps for an Arrabbiata style red tomato sauce.
Nuts and Bolts
- Winery: Ceibo
- Type: Malbec (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%)
- Origin: Mendoza
- Vintage: 2012
- Price: Gifted
- Alcohol content: 13.8%
- When to drink: I can’t think of an appropriate situation for this one because I didn’t like it much.