Meanwhile, it’s back to updates on the wines I’m drinking.
Last night and tonight I drank a bottle of Lorca 2008 Malbec Fantasia. Obviously, it’s a very young wine. I found it very smooth with fine fruit but not a lot of depth. It was really easy to drink but with enough structure to hold up to food. This might be really great wine if it was given a couple of years to get happy in the bottle. But I don’t buy wine under $15 to age it.
I had it with some spicy (by my rather mild standards) chili I had made and enjoyed it. The wine comes from respected young winemaker Maricio Lorca. It is all Malbec with 30 percent aged in oak.
This wouldn’t make my top 3-5 Malbecs by any stretch, but it is good wine.
I paid nearly $15 for this at an out-of-state wine shop. You can probably find it cheaper in other locations.
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