Review: 2012 Ceibo Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

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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.

2 comments for “Review: 2012 Ceibo Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. Alicia
    March 11, 2014 at 2:54 am

    I loved this wine – loved it! I’ll rebuy it for sure. Funny how everyone tastes things differently. I didn’t taste tartness at all.

    • wineforthewin
      March 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Yep, everyone’s taste buds are different. Wine can be very subjective!

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