This is my type of tongue tickler! Mind-expanding Malbec, makes me never wanna come back "up north"
to quote Borges: "The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things."
That may be true, but either way, i'll be contented to sit here on the dock a' the bay sippin my 2009 Fabre Montmayou Malbec Barrel Selection Patagonia.
Forgive the pun, but it's like shooting fish in a barrel.
- Mikey the Anarchist Librarian
The Excitement Without the Journey!
Loving all things Patagonian I had tremendous expectations for this wine. I actually did NOT expect them to be fulfilled but this is one beautiful windswept island of a Malbec! Rich and deep, fruity and just crisp enough to inspire the next mouthful every time...lovely nose of currants and cream and a beautiful velvet mouthfeel. Incredibly versatile culinary accompaniment!
By far and away the best Malbec I've ever tasted. Very rich, opulent and unfolds smoothly over time.
Great nose, smooth finish, and really opened up after decanting and drinking over the course of a few hours. So much flavor!!
Terrific value for pure Malbec!
I bought both the Vinas Viejas and the Patagonian barrel selection. I am laying down the former but this is the second vintage I have picked up of the barrel selection and each time it was delicious, concentrated, well made and an amazing value.
Malbec simply put doesn't get any better than this,it even rivals and may surpass Paul Hobbs.
Terrific wine for the price. Wineaccess had introduced us to Fabre Montmayou wines earlier this year so we were not surprised.
Nice wine for the $, good finish only lacked the heat on the end. Smooth tannins
good malbec for $14
We popped a bottle that was slightly chilled after a day of sailing, all enjoyed it very much
Fan of the Malbec
This is a good representation of the Malbec wine. It might need a few more years in the bottle but doubt I can keep from drinking it all before spring. Malbec wine has been a good value in the past but I guess the word is getting out as I have seen the prices on these rising over the past year.
One of the tastiest Malbecs around!
This wine has a great nose just hinting at the flavors you are soon to experience. And the wine definitely lives up to that nose. Great with a steak.
I liked the 2008 and I like this year's too. Interesting taste--hint of anise? not especially smooth, but very easy to drink, and a great value.
Wonderful start but a bit sharp on the finish
I really enjoyed the aromatic bouquet of this wine. lending to an anxious anticipation of the taste. Entry is luscious and fruit filled with slightly strong tannins. My only knock was that the finish seemed just a bit short, although it seemed to improve as it opened up a bit in the glass. All told, an excellent value for the price.
Nice value. Pairs well with grilled steak. Served well for weekend entertaining.
good everyday bottle..
The open bottle got better as time went on...could stand some cellaring, but was very drinkable!
Tastes Good But Funny Feeling, i.e. Hangover next day
vibrant, intense flavors, relatively smooth given
youth, but left me with moderate hangover through night and next morning- after 2.5 glasses with dinner
Lackluster. Lots of good color. Not much finish. Didn't even taste like a Malbec. OK table wine, maybe.
This was a disappointment versus expectations based on the glowing write-up. Primitive and off-putting, lacking character and depth. Thankfully, the Reserve malbec included in the sampler was much better.