Review: 2008 Saint Felicien Malbec

In honor of my trip to Buenos Aires, I’m going to post a review of a Malbec my friend brought back from her recent visit to the land of tango and empanadas.

The boyf and I went over for drinks at her beautiful apartment to chat about what we should do/avoid when we travel to Argentina for a long needed vacation.

Obviously, drink a ton of Malbec was on her list of must-dos and visit La Brigada, a traditional Argentie parilla that has a huge wine cellar.

One of the wines she loved and had to bring back was a 2008 Saint Felician Malbec.


The violet purple wine has a perfumy, flowery taste at first that rolls down your tongue with a dry finish. A dry, tobacco flavor stays with you for a long, persistent end. There were only 80 barrels of this limited edition wine made, according to the bottle.


I’ll be gone for about a week and may not have a chance to blog while I’m on vacation. But when I get back, I’ll have lots to share about my wine experiences in Buenos Aires.

Nuts and Bolts

  • Winery: Saint Felicien
  • Type: Malbec
  • Origin: Mendoza
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Price: Unkown
  • Alcohol content: 13.8%
  • When to drink: This wine is meant for dark, candle-lit rooms and deep soul-revealing conversations.