Wine - Cubo (2009)
Region - Spain
Variety - Red, blend
Purchased at Specs - 10$
I’m a big fan of Malbecs here, but it’s a very strong variety, and I’m looking to branch out. This particular bottle was recommended by a random stocker at my preferred Liquor store, Specs. The bottle was unassuming and concise, which I liked, though I would have never picked it off the shelf.
Taste - Like a good Malbec, the Cubo was wondefully Dry. However, unlike the Malbec which often has a plum/blackberry taste, the Cubo lacked a fruity taste, instead being a smooth and light chocolate flavor, though the taste was still remarkably strong. The taste isn’t complex, but the aftertaste is quite pleasant
Serving - The drink can easily be drunk on it’s own. For a dinner it would go great with a Paella, and nicely complements tomato-sauce pasta. I might not recommend it for a steak, but a pork loin would be a good choice as well. Furthermore, the Cubo did not need to breathe very long before serving.
Highly recommended, would buy and serve for guests