Wine for the Fortnight – Finca El Origen Gran Reserva Malbec, 2009

Last night some friends brought over one of the nicest Argentine Malbecs I have had in a while, and I like Malbec.  Finca El Origen Gran Reserva Malbec, 2009, had all the things I like about Malbec, lots of fruit and earthy flavors, tannins and a long finish.  It had none of the flaws that they can have, too much fruit, not enough acidity, over whelming alcohol.  This one was very well balanced with plenty of acidity to make it go very well with the lamb chops we were having.  I think it when better than the Cote Du Rhone I had chosen.  One of the great things about sharing wines with friends is that not only do you try wines you would not otherwise of tasted but they have good memories associated with them too.  Thanks Ian and Rita.

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