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Wine of the Week: Lexicon Malbec 2008 July 5, 2010

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Malbec (pronounced as Mal-beck) is predominantly grown in Argentina now and has recently made a major splash on the wine scene; however this grape varietal also has a much older history behind its current popularity.  Malbec was almost wiped out during the Phyloxera epidemic in Europe in the 1860’s and was generally used as a blending grape in Bordeaux.  Luckily, this ancient grape varietal found its way to Argentina, but it can also still be found alive and well in a relatively unknown wine producing region of France called Cahors.  In Cahors, this grape varietal is known as “Cot.”  The usual flavor profile of Malbec has notes of ripe black plum, blackberry, rose petal, violets, and sometimes tobacco or black tea leaves.

red grapes.jpgSpecifically, Lexicon Malbec 2008 just got a huge mention on the Bulletin Board hosted on eRobertParker.com.  Robert Parker highlights the Lexicon Malbec 2008 as a Super Value with the following quote: “Greed relief…global economic crisis distraction…just tasty wines available for a song…two more reasons why 2009 is The Year of the Wine Drinker….2008 Lexicon Malbec…Terrific plum, blackberry, forest floor aromas, dense ruby purple color, medium-bodied, silky tannins, and the finish and flavor intensity of a wine 2-3X the price….drink it over the next 1-2 years…amazing value…Malbec fruit bomb..

Special Offering:

Lexicon Malbec 2008
Available at Almost All Centennial Store Locations
Sale Price $11.99.  Retail $12.99. Save $1.00

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