Colores Del Sol Malbec 2008 Reserva

Price: $9
Maker: Colores del Sol Wines, Argentina
Varietal: Malbec
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Alcohol: 13.5%
Our Rating: 9.1 out of 10

Malbecs tend to be reliable and inoffensive, even inexpensive ones. Though I didn’t have high expectations for Colores Del Sol Malbec 2008 Reserva at under $10, one taste showed I had a winner. In the glass, this Malbec is a very dark ruby/garnet color. The aroma was pleasant enough, with berry and mild clove notes. On the palate, though, Colores del Sol exploded with a big blackberry and raspberry blast, milder chocolate notes, and a peppery finish with moderate tannins. Overall, this Malbec tasted like a much more expensive wine.

Wine bloggers were unanimous in their praise for this value-priced wine. The Frugal Oenologist found it “pleasing” with “an even finish.” WineWaves suggested for the 2009 vintage, “Don’t wait around for this wine to age. When a wine is so purely attractive in its youth, why tempt fate?” The Booze Hound recommends it as a “cheap wine that doesn’t suck.” The Wine Cellar at Wichita Falls Crave found Colores del Sol Malbec “stunning in the glass” with “enormous aromas” and called it a “must buy.”

Need a red wine that will deliver big, bold flavor that won’t cost a fortune? I highly recommend Colores Del Sol Malbec 2008 Reserva.

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