Yesterday I was shopping around the San Clemente Farmer’s Market and somehow managed to wander into a local wine shop (imagine that 🙂 ). I was looking for Malbec for our Sunday night BBQ so I grabbed a few of bottles at different price points for some wine tasting fun. One of the bottles was a 2008 Malbec from Martin Fierro. I was hoping that this bottle would provide some sipping pleasure since it was the lowest priced of the wines I took home.
About the Wine- From the Winery
Martin Fierro 2008 Malbec Valle De Tulum San Juan is from Argentina. It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for around $9. For more information see www.bodegasborbore.com.ar
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
I tasted the Martin Fierro right after uncorking and decided to decant it for an hour. After an hour, the young Malbec improved. The wine has aromas of dark berries and cherry with notes of cedar. On the palate are tastes of juicy blackberry and plum with a spicy finish. The tannins are smooth and the wine is easy to drink. For the price, I was happy with what the Malbec delivered. A casual wine to pair with a juicy burger or some wonderful cheeses (including Manchego or Teleggio…some of my faves with Malbec).
My Wine Rating- B-