My Last Tango with Lo Tengo

Lo Tengo Malbec 2008 beckoned to me from the shelf in my local grocery store, a great little place called Capella Market that sometimes features ridiculously good wines at ridiculously good prices. This Malbec hails from Argentina, is produced by Bodega Norton, hand-harvested, with 13.5% alcohol. Well-known wine critics dubbed this a great value and if you go by the point system, is easily mid-80 point wine. Basically, it’s drinkable and sports characteristic Malbec features. More alcohol on the nose than I like to sniff and somewhat tart on the mid-palette. I get cherries and raisins from this, but the wine is not as well-balanced as I hoped. For less than $10 it’s a steal, sure, but it needs food to cut down on its lingering sourness. Hey, at least the holographic wine label is pretty!

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