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2016 Mosquita Muerta Sapo de Otro Pozo Blend de Tintas

2016 Mosquita Muerta Sapo de Otro Pozo Blend de Tintas

That headline sounds pretty complicated, but it really shouldn’t be.  Put simply, this is a $20 Argentinian red blend comprised of 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah and 20% Cabernet Franc.  And it’s really good.

The first thing you notice with this one is the heft of the bottle, that seems to weigh about twice as much as a standard bottle.  And the wine inside is hefty too.  This is a big, dark red wine that is also subtle and elegant thanks to the inclusion of a few additional varietals.

2016 Sapo de Otro Pozo Blend de Tintas

Aromas of pepper, spice and espresso; juicy in the mouth with red and dark fruit flavor; cherry, raspberry, red licorice with a little blackberry and mocha; finishes great, big and spicy, super lasting. 

All in all, I really enjoyed it.  Parker agreed with 93 points and I’m going to come in just below that at 92.  For fans of South American reds, you will enjoy this one, as will Malbec lovers. 

This is a well assembled wine at a price that’s hard to beat.  Online it looks to be going between $25-$29.  A good addition to our Top Picks list, I wish I had a case of these on hand to pick from at anytime.

2016 Sapo de Otro Pozo Blend de Tintas Rating: 92 points (a CostcoWineBlog Top Pick)

Costco item number: 1311988

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 14.5%

michael hutson

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

It would be helpful when you do a review to tell us which stores carry the wine you are reviewing


Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Hi Michael I would love to but we are 100% independent of Costco and buy wines in stores around Atlanta. We don’t have any special insight into where the wines are carried nationwide. I wish we did as yours is a common question. Sorry we can’t help more.

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