One of the six original players in Bordeaux wines, Malbec is definitely the burliest, with inky dark color, robust tannins and rich, juicy plum-like flavors. These are backed up by blackberry and black cherry aromas, while an undercurrent of leather and gamey-earthy notes flirts with pepper and tobacco to draw out the finish.
South Americans know Malbec's strength, and they serve it with spicy grilled meat of all kinds--lamb, venison, beef and pork--but it works equally well with robust spicy foods, especially Mexican Mole.
Yield: 6 Gallons
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|Food Pairings||Spicy grilled meat of all kinds--lamb, venison, beef and pork--but it works equally well with robust spicy foods, especially Mexican Mole.|
I started this kit a year ago and just bottled today. It is an amazing Malbec. I did chaptalize this up to 14% because I really like the extra body the higher alcohol gives. I used Lalvin BM4x4 yeast strain. I used the oak chips that come with the kit and kept them on for 1 month. Will definitely make this again.
I’m a 85 year old kit vintner. Been doing kits for 14 year’s now. My total number of bottles to date is 1,614.This was my second time using a Master Vintner kit. I am very satisfied with these kits. Bill B.
Good experience and plan on using again in the future.
I’ve batched a lot of Malbecs, but this one is going to be a repeat for me in the coming year.
Good so far