Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec – Fresh and Juicy BY: JON THORSEN

Well-made and pri­ced right, the Domai­ne Bous­quet Reser­ve Mal­bec made with orga­nic gra­pes.

Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec – Fresh and Juicy

85% Mal­bec, 5% Caber­net Sau­vig­non, 5% Mer­lot and 5% Syrah (all orga­ni­cally grown) from esta­te vine­yards at an alti­tu­de of 4000ft in Gual­ta­llary Valley, Tupun­ga­to, Uco Valley, Men­do­za, Argen­ti­na. The wine is aged in French oak for 10 months and has 4.3 g/L of resi­dual sugar. It is also vegan friendly.

Sam­ple sub­mit­ted for review. The Domai­ne Bous­quet Reser­ve Mal­bec has an SRP of $18 and is avai­la­ble for as low as $12. Impor­ted by WISD LLC.

From the bottle:

Domai­ne Bous­quet com­bi­nes the know-how of French wine­ma­king with Argentina’s excep­tio­nal cli­ma­te and terroir. The vine­yard is loca­ted at the foothills of the Andes, at 1200 m.a.s.l. Its ther­mal ampli­tu­de con­tri­bu­tes to obtai­ning fully ripe­ned gra­pes with an exce­llent aci­dity. The gra­pes are hand-pic­ked and the vine­yard is cer­ti­fied orga­nic. Aged 10 months in French oak.

This ele­gant wine is well balan­ced with rich aro­mas and expres­sions of pure fruit, tones of rasp­berry, black­cu­rrant, cas­sis, and fig fla­vors flo­wing over notes of cho­co­la­te and tobac­co. Good aci­dity and long finish, ideal with red meats and pas­ta dishes.

14.5% Alcohol

The 2018 Domai­ne Bous­quet Reser­ve Mal­bec begins with plea­sing aro­mas of dark berry fruit with a bit of an earthy, leathery streak as well as some cola and lico­ri­ce. This wine is a smooth and juicy berry explo­sion in the mouth! Medium-bodied with good balan­ce, good aci­dity and lots of fresh fla­vors this is a well-made Mal­bec with the kind of depth of fla­vor that you don’t find in a lot of varie­ties at this pri­ce point. The cola, lico­ri­ce and earthi­ness from the nose also return under the fruit and lead into dry, long finish.

Ready to buy? Check your local retai­lers for this wine.

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