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2012 Bodega Enrique Foster Ique Malbec Mendoza

2012 Bodega Enrique Foster Ique Malbec Mendoza


This is a young one (it’s hard to believe we’re drinking 2012s already), and it feels a little disjointed upon opening.  I’m willing to bet it will even out with a little more time in the bottle (and likely will tonight with some more air).  But even as it stands now, it’s not a bad buy at $8.99 at Costco.

Nose of perfume and flowers, gets a little spicy the more you put your nose in. The wine is medium in body, lighter than I was expecting, and the lightness feels good in the mouth amid the firm tannic structure.  I think it would improve in the palate with a little more age and air time. Flavors of red berry, cherry and tobacco.  The finish is a little short and discreet.

For the under $9 price, this falls in line with most other low priced Mendoza Malbecs – they are hard to beat for the money.  But going $5 up market could yield a wine with a lot more character. Rating: 87 Points

Costco item number: 485363