La Moneda Malbec Reserva 2016
Such a deal!
I stumbled upon this Malbec while shopping at Walmart last week. I haven’t had a Malbec in years so I picked it up for $6.96. Turns out that the only place it is sold here in the US is Walmart. Now hear me out yes it is a cheap wine but this is what was said about it from Fox News! “A Chilean wine sold exclusively at Asda — a British supermarket chain owned by Walmart — has won a platinum “Best in Show” award at the Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards.” The judges described it as having “an excellent freshness” with a finish that was “full of energy.”
Having that be said it’s an enjoyable wine. I’m having some as I write this. It has a refreshing nose that of fresh fruit forward dark cherry/berry and a hint of oak and spicy touch of alcohol, not in a bad way. It is a clear brilliant purple leaving nice thin legs on the glass as it runs down the sides.
The taste is lighter than I expected, it is silky with tastes of cherry/plum and spices mainly black pepper. It has a long fruity finish with mild tannins. At this price point, it is one well worth trying. It may sell out again this year so if your Walmart sells wine give it a try. Not everyone will agree with me but we have to make our own choices of what we like. I’m on Social Security so I don’t often spring for the $30-40 bottles.