Arkel Malbec (2008)

It is Wednesday evening and I am back from an out-of-town trip for my job. It is good to be home, having a glass of wine, reading the paper with dinner on the stove, and music on the Bose.

Tom opened this bottle for us tonight. This is an Argentinian Malbec from the Mendoza region. According to Karen MacNeil, “. . .the wines made from Mendoza malbec have a grip, structure, and density rarely found in wines made from malbec in Bordeaux.” I would say this is an accurate description of this Arkel malbec. Full of berry flavors, this wine has a deep red color. The taste, in addition to berries, is dry and earthy. We both agree this is our kind of wine. It will go well with the pot of chili I prepared. I also purchased a loaf of sourdough bread and some sharp cheddar for our meal tonight.

It is great to be home; cheers!

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3 Responses to “Arkel Malbec (2008)”

  1. Alan Kennedy Says:

    I was doing a search on this wine, and found your blog. I got kind of excited about it. It is being promoted as one of the wines in wine insiders, available at about $10 per bottle.

    ps… I can relate to the Bose… nothing beats a relaxed atmosphere complemented with a good sound and a good wine.

    • Tom & Melody Says:

      Hi Alan! It’s great to get your comment. I actually finished the Arkel last night and it was even better the second night. Have you had a chance to try it, yet?

      p.s. Our Bose is very old and starting to get moody. Sometimes it works and sometimes it just shuts itself off . .I don’t know how long it will last. 😦

  2. AWToday 12/03/09 | ArgentineWines.Com Says:

    […] Arkel Malbec (2008) « Tom and Melody’s wine blog By Tom & Melody It is good to be home, having a glass of wine, reading the paper with dinner on the stove, and music on the Bose. Tom opened this bottle for us tonight. This is an Argentinian Malbec from the Mendoza region. According to Karen MacNeil, … Tom and Melody’s wine blog – http://tomandmelodywine.com/ […]


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