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The Beefsteak Club Malbec Review

Beefsteak Club Malbec

Beefsteak Club Argentinian Malbec Review. Nice label, but tastes like plastic.

I picked this Argentinian Malbec in miniature form while whipping round Waitrose on a Sunday afternoon. Small. Red. On special offer. An impulse buy. Who knows when you’ll need those emergency rations?

Sure it was cheap, but I tell you what… I haven’t had a wine this bad since I was forced to drink Echo Falls chardonnay on a work function last summer.

The winemaker’s note on Vivino bills this as “Intense nose of plum and dark chocolate. Spicy, juicy and richly layered with well integrated oak and fine-grained tannins that enhance the flavours and textures of a juicy steak.” Well, they would say that, wouldn’t they. All I got from it was plastic.

If I were being kind, I’d liken it to wild flowers. Violets, perhaps. But I’m not being kind today. It tasted of plastic. If you like wine that smells like the inside of a chemical-factory chimney in Wakefield, then this if for you. And if you’re made of Lego, or are after something to pair with one of those squeaky rubber dog toys shaped like a steak… this is your lucky day. Otherwise… don’t even cook with it.

Beefsteak Club Malbec, 2016. £1.80ish for 25cl on special offer.


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