MY RATING: 8/10
IN A NUTSHELL: A very pleasant wine, great value for money
ORIGIN: France (Sud-Ouest, Cahors)
VARIETALS: Malbec 85%, Merlot 15%
SAQ PRICE: $17.00
I tried this on a whim, and what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be! Right up there with Rasteau, this is a perfect Pizza Friday wine that you would not be embarrassed to bring to a friend’s casual dinner party. At first, it tastes of cherry, then a tingly ash flavour comes into play. Thirdly, as it moves to the back of the tongue, it has a slightly oaked finish and then just evaporates. Weird but true, I swear it has three distinct taste phases, just like that!