You’ve spent long enough staring at the prices on the wine shelves in the supermarket, tried using the “discounted” price tags as a guide (which one’s going to give me the best deal?), and finally made a choice.
Now assuming you were hoping to somehow luckily grab something that would go with tonight’s dinner; what’s it got to say about that?
Full marks for not going down the road of “it tastes of everything you’ve no idea about from the exotic fruit & veg section of the store”; plum & spicy flavours works just fine for Argentinean Malbec.
All falls apart with the food ideas though; here we get grilled meat (any type of meat presumably – take your pick), Thai food (because that country’s cuisine is so one-dimensional there’s no real difference between dishes), pasta or risotto (hell, Italian food’s much the same as Thai – anything goes!).
What a load of worthless twaddle! Still, might be a little on the “sweet” side for a Malbec (masks any number of poor winemaking faults that little trick), but it’s ok for an £8 bottle of wine.
Drink within 6 months you’ll notice too; in other words, “this baby’s not for the long-haul; buy, drink, forget is the name of the game.”
Just to cover ourselves too, it may “throw a harmless sediment” (who’s it going to throw that at I wonder? The bullshit food-matching copywriters?), which given you’ve been told not to keep it more than 6 months, would only come from poor filtration/fining when it was bottled.
Oh, and that 1200m is to be taken with a touch of salt. There’s no sub-region (or even region) mentioned on the label, and Mendoza vineyards (where it says it’s bottled) are more in the 600-1,100m range – but it sounds really smart doesn’t it?
Some in the wine biz think we need more on our bottles’ back labels; not so, we just need decent stuff not marketing gumph.