Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wine Corner Review #34: Lorca Fantasia Malbec Syrah

Sometimes I get frustrated by the fact that most of my wine reviews are about vino from Australia, France, and the United States. Not only do these reviews reflect personal preference, I find that these countries most consistently provide the quality and value I look for in quaff. However, many other countries produce outstanding wine as well, and Argentina has taken the classic Bordeaux blending grape malbec and turned its wine into a national obsession. Coupled with syrah, one of my personal favorite varietals, and you have a truly irresistable blend, in this case, a marvelous import from South America, the Lorca Fantasia Malbec Syrah.

The robe of the Lorca Fantasia Malbec Syrah is red violet, which you may remember from childhood as coming straight out of a Crayola box. In true (neo-) Bordeaux fashion, the nose reveals lots of minerals and washed gravel, as well as various and sundry berries. Cherries, blueberries, and delicate touches of pepper and spice wash across the palate, resolving themselves into a silken finish. Malbec is best served with any and all red meat and game, and I would not care to deviate from that assessment. Website is, but you may have some difficulty with it if you cannot read Spanish. Discover this delightful blend today, and as always:


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