With Malbec World Day just around the corner all eyes of the wine world will be turned to Argentina.
Although, Malbec did put Argentina on the world wine map, they are also known for many other grape varieties as well. Including one of my faves, Cabernet Sauvignon. My wine pick this week in celebration is the Fabre Montmayou Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. Produced by Fabre Montmayou Winery & Vineyards from the fruit of 30 year old vines.One of his missions of the owner and winemaker Hervé Fabre to only purchase or use grapes from older vineyards.
These grapes come from the Lujan de Cuyo region.
This wine is 100% cab and 40% of it spends a full 12 months in French oak barrels as well.This wine has a tremendously enticing aroma of blackberries and cassis but also hints of leather and on the palate it is juicy and fruity, full bodied and soft silky tannins with a long finish. Tremendous value….wait for it… $16.95