DetailsThis deep, densely purple-colored Malbec boasts aromas and flavours of ripe blackberry and blackcurrant, with hints of violets and plums and a touches of leather and tobacco and sometimes a hint of cinnamon. With lots of juicy fruit on the palate, its tannins are gentle and sweet and lead to a spicy finish of tannin and subtle oak.
It is the ideal wine to go with grilled or stewed meats, or pair it with robust dishes like smoked, cured beef or charcruterie, burgers, venison or aged cheddar.
- Details & Instructions
Wine Recipe Type Malbec Type Red Origin Chile Body Medium Sweetness Dry Oak Intensity Medium Food Pairings Grilled or stewed meats, or pair it with robust dishes like smoked, cured beef or charcruterie, burgers, venison or aged cheddar.
4.9 / 5.08 ReviewsWonderful kit that produced great quality wine.Best kit I've done to date. Highly recommend to those who love a hearty red with lots of mouth feel(tannin). Good at bottling, but great after 6 months and on. Will definitely purchase again.February 4, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoWow!I usually wait until it's in the bottle to review kits but I had to comment on this one right away even though I just did the first racking. Had a quick taste of the "green stuff" and this is going to be an amazing wine. At first I thought 2 packages of oak would be too much but I added both of them and I'm glad I did. A couple extra liters of juice and the grape skins (included with kit - they are in a separate package located UNDERNEATH the juice pack) make this one of the best kits in this price range. Can't wait to see what it will taste like after I lay it down for a few years.May 14, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat tasting wineGreat tasting wine. Easy to follow directions. This is a very nice dry wine. My wife and I will be buying more of this.February 27, 2018Purchased
over 2 years agovery goodHave made 2 of these kits would recommend it to others.December 16, 2016Purchased
1 year agoNumber 1 is MalbecI just started it but the steps and process are simple. Directions are easy to follow. It is fermenting now and smells luscious. I am assuming the finished product will be the same.August 3, 2018Purchased
1 month agoit was great i would recommend it and also would recommend
midwest.November 27, 2017Purchased
9 months agoGravity, Color and clarity looks perfect!Have not tasted it yet. I have it ageing in an oak barrel (not needed as there were chips but my wife trumped) but the steps were easy and i achieved all gravity levels. Color is rich and clear. I'm very excited to taste it!January 20, 2018Purchased
7 months agoPleasantly surprisedI picked this up not knowing Grand Cru other than a Breezin' kit I did years ago and a delicious white chocolate port in 2011. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the kit included two wood blends and the grape skins. In the past with other companies the wine skins are a good sign. I just started it today, but based on the apparent quality of the ingredients this appears to be the deal of the day! I'll post again after I finish the batch. 4 stars pending completion.December 19, 2015
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 30 answersI want to buy this as a Christmas present. Will it need to be refrigerated? If I purchase it now (December 5th) will it still be good to use after Christmas?BEST ANSWER: No, you will not need to refrigerate it.
It’s contents comes in sealed bags.
Storing it in the coolest place in your home or apartment like a basement or closet is the preferred method of storage until the contents are used.Saw the plastic bag of oak. Are the grape skins in the paper "tea bag"?BEST ANSWER: I made the wine a few months ago and do not recall. I followed the instructions step by step. It is a wonderful full-bodied and dry red wine. I will be making it again as we have consumed about 50% of the batch. Just have to bottle my Chambouricin and will start another batch of this Malbec!!
Jim H.How many gallons does it make?BEST ANSWER: This kit makes 5 gallons of finished product.