Maipe Malbec 2012

Recommendation: Good inexpessive Malbec.

Winery/Producer: Chakana Wines; Mendoza, Argentina.

Grape Variety: Malbec

Geographic Region, Appellation: Mandoza, Argentina.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $10.99

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Caesar style salad


    He said: Opened 20-minutes before drinking, Dark opaque purple color. Heavy, dark, ripe fruit and maybe just a hint of alcohol in the aroma. Luscious, smooth dark fruit taste that goes into a medium-length finish. In a nut shell…pretty good Malbec. It’s very smooth, very flavorful and very drinkable…and at an OUTSTANDING $9.99 price. This gets a Quality Wine at a Bargain Price rating from me.

    She said: After an afternoon of wine tasting at a local vineyard Ray and I decided on a Malbec to comment our meager dinner. No problem. This Malbec was great and almost a dinner in itself. Absolutely delicious from start to finish although the finish was only medium long. With lots of dark fruit flavor, medium body and good amount of tannins this is my kind of wine. At $9.99 it is a fabulous buy and I recommend it as a bargain wine.


Alcohol: 14%