In my last post I checked out a Barefoot Prosecco that was pretty good and challenged the prejudice some folks have against the Barefoot brand. And so I thought I’d check out another Barefoot wine — their malbec.
I often struggle to find the right balance between writing about obscure and interesting, although possibly difficult to find bargain wines and writing about average wines that nearly anyone can easily find. This is one post for the latter category.
I can’t say this is an obscure wine and there’s not much terribly interesting about it, but it is definitely a bargain.
The nose is pleasant and pretty typical of a malbec, with rich black cherry and spice aromas. In the mouth it offers loads of ripe black cherry, berry and plum flavors. The fruit is a little more jammy than I’d prefer, but I’m sure many folks would like it the way it is. The acidity is good. The mouthfeel could stand to be a bit richer and smoother. It has a decent finish. While nothing magical, it’s not bad for a bargain.
Wine: Barefoot Malbec
Average price: $6.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
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