2020 Argento Malbec, Argentina, Mendoza, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

This is an excellent value in a pretty straightforward Malbec from Argentina.  Purple in color, opaque  and bright.  The nose is nice with black raspberries, slight cedar, plums and a hint of char.  Medium bodied.  Nice texture.  On the palate, this has ripe red and purple fruits; black raspberries, plums and black cherries, with just a bit of char underneath.  Nice finish.  This is drinking well now and while not complex, the type of wine that most would enjoy a glass or two of.  It drinks very well on its own and will work well with a (garden) burger.  Drink over the next five to seven ye

2018 Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Franc Gaïa Gualtallary Vineyards, Argentina, Uco Valley, Tupungato, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This is 100% Cabernet Franc using organic grapes.  Purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose has plums and black raspberries with some char.  Light tannins.  On the palate, this has a lovely texture.  Black raspberry fruit with slight black cherry fruit.  Plenty of depth.  Long finish.  This is really delicious.  Drinking well now, it should continue to drink well for the next ten to twelve years.  Great on its own, this would work well with a wide range of foods from pizza to pork to beef tenderloin.  Nice value.  

2018 Domaine Jean Bousquet Gran Malbec, Argentina, Uco Valley, Tupangato, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$21.00USD

Made from Organic grapes. This is 85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, and 5% Merlot.  Inky purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, plums, baking spices and slight char.  Tannic.  Tart acidity.  On the palate, plums and black raspberries with some spice.  This needs a couple of years to integrate and then should drink well for eight to ten.  If opening now, give it a few hours of air.  This drinks well on its own but will go well with grilled meats.  

2019 Domaine Jean Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina, Uco Valley, Tupungato, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has cassis and a slight herbal note.  Medium tannins.  Nice acidity.  On the palate, cassis with a bit of char and the slight herbal note to make it interesting.  This is easy drinking on its own and will work well with ribs or burgers off the grill.  A nice value.  

2019 Domaine Jean Bousquet Pinot Noir Reserve, Argentina, Uco Valley, Tupungato, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

From Argentina.  Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries, sour cherries and a bit of char.  With air a cherry candy note emerges.  On the palate, this has a lot of tannins (most unusual for a Pinot Noir).  Plenty of cherry fruit with some tarragon.  A bitter cherry note on the finish.  This is a unique take on Pinot most likely due to the soils but also the high altitude of the vineyards.  It should drink well for another five to seven years.  This will go well with Salmon or Tuna steaks off the grill.  

2019 Domaine Jean Bousquet Chardonnay Reserve, Argentina, Mendoza, Uco Valley, Tupungato, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

Screw capped.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is tight at first and took a couple of hours to open. Medium bodied.  On the palate, this has tart yellow grapefruits.  Slightly oily texture.  Long finish with just the slightest of bitter.  It drinks dry but has the mouthfeel that there will be some sweetness.  This works better with food at this point to balance the lovely acidity.  It would work well with swordfish or salmon off the grill.  Drink over the next three to five years.  

2021 Domaine Jean Bousquet Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina, Mendoza, Uco Valley, Tupungato, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$14.00USD

This is made from organic grapes in Argentina.  Screw capped.  Silvery gold in color, clear and bright.  Very reflective as it picks up the color of anything nearby.  The nose is initially tight, but with about an hour or air, opens nicely.  A bit of lemon/lime notes.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, much more open initially.  Concentrated.  The lemon/lime comes thru turning mostly lime on the finish.  Very refreshing.  Dry.  This was very popular and got better over two nights of tasting.  That said, it probably should be consumed over the next few years.  Nice on its own, this will work we

2020 Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec Virgen, Argentina, Mendoza, Uco Valley, Tupungato, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This is an organically grown, relatively inexpensive Malbec from Argentina.  Purple/ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has cherries and baking spices.  With air, some black cherries.  On the palate, nice black cherry fruit, some plums and a bit of char.  Medium tannins.  Good acidity.  This is a dry wine with just a perception of ripeness/sweetness. Good finish.  This will be a popular wine to serve at cookouts with burgers off the grill.  Drink over the next three to five years.  

2020 Domaine Jean Bousquet Virgen Organic Red Blend, Argentina, Mendoza, Tupangato Valley, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This is a blend of 35% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc.  It is certified organic.  Purple in color with ruby swirls.  Mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries and slight char.  On the palate, medium to full bodied.  Raspberries and black raspberries.  Firm tannins.  Long finish.  This drinks easy with no bite.  Clean.  This drinks well now and should drink well for the next five to eight years.  Tasty on its own, this will work well with beef or pork dishes.   Really a tremendous value in organic wines.  

2018 Tapiz Malbec Alta Colección, Argentina, Mendoza, Uco Valley, San Pablo Vineyard, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$16.00USD

This is an inexpensive Malbec from Argentina that shows why they can be great value plays.  Purple in color with ruby at the rim.  The nose has dusty black cherries, slight black cherries and black pepper.  On the palate, this is medium to full bodied.  Firm, thick tannins.  The black cherries come out more on the palate.  This is straightforward and easy to drink.  It could probably use a year or so for the tannins to integrate more but if opening now, either decant ot let it breathe for a couple of hours.  This drinks well on its own but would work better with a bit of fat.  Either some b

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