Wine Reviews for everyone from the enologically astute to the casually inclined
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Viu Manent Malbec Reserva 2012 wine review by (PB)
Purple and watermelon hue with aromas of sweet spicy Thanksgiving "spiced apples" without the cinnamon; a touch of mint emerges later with more sweet candied dark berry notes. Reminds me of a big Grenache which is odd for a Malbec.
Palate--Intense, bold, espresso roast and dark fruit with intensity and bold mouth feel. Finishes with a lingering fruit berry presence.
One of the better Malbecs I have had especially at this price point ($10). (It can be found for as low as $8 which is a steal!)
This is a BIG wine, fruit forward, young and will only continue to get better for another 2 years. Raise a glass!