Childress Barrel Select Malbec 2010

Recommendation: Not recommended

Winery/Producer: Childress Winery; Lexington, North Carolina

Grape Variety: Malbec

Geographic Origin: North Carolina

Vintage: 2010

Price: $16.99

Purchased From: One of Childress Wine Club September wines

Pared With: Cumin and lemon flavored lentil soup


    He said: Clear, dark ruby red color. Dark fruit and strong alcohol aromas. Strong cherry taste that carries through to a short somewhat dry, tart finish. Right from the first taste this wine could only be described as harsh, but as time went by it did improve (from terrible to bad). It’s been a long time since I’ve had a “POUR DOWN THE SINK” wine; but I couldn’t and didn’t finish this one. It was VERY disappointing. We even left a full glass sit for two hours and it was still just as bad.

    She said: The first sniff of the bouquet warned me that there were problems ahead. Full of alcohol the bouquet gave way to a fruity but very harsh taste. Fortunately the finish was short. Neither the acids nor tannins were the problem. Over time the bouquet and flavor became more fruity with less alcohol aromas and the harshness decreased. The wine is a good candidate for aeration with a blender!!! I can’t recommend it at any price because of the harshness.

    Comments: We received this bottle as one of the wines Childress sends its club members.

Bar code: 182681000958