Wine Pick of the Week

Ntalie Maclean's wine pick of the week

By Natalie MacLean

Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva, Vistalba Malbec 2010
Mendoza, Argentina

Seductive aromas of blackberries and fleshy black plums waft up from the glass of this full-bodied red with a gorgeous velvet texture. Spice and cedar smoke on a long and persistent finish. A beautiful expression of Mendoza malbec.

The grapes are grown on vines that are over 80 years old in Vistalba and Las Compuertas regions, and they’re cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare, which is low, and aged in French barrel for 12 months. Yum! Food pairings: lamb burgers, grilled steaks, sausages, breaded veal cutlets.

Voluptuous Veal Wine

Price: $19.95

Score: 91/100

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Dry

Drink: 2012‐2016

LCBO: 279802

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