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Weekly Wine – Misterio

7 Aug

SONY DSCMisterio Malbec
2012
Argentina
750ml
13.5% ABV
$8.95 (LCBO)

This could just be a four word review — I like this wine. I really do. I like the Malbec grape. It has this nice spicy quality to it. There is no aftertaste. There are no lingering flavours that spoil the experience of drinking this wine. It is a simple wine with very little complexity. A fine drinking wine if you will.
It is a damn sight better than the Misterio Cabernet Sauvignon I wrote about on the 29th of May. But I liked that wine too. This one is better. I like the spiciness of this wine. It has a sharp distinct bite on the tongue as one drinks it. It is not unpleasant and tells you that you are consuming something interesting.
It is inexpensive and most people in Ontario know that fact since we all shop at the LCBO. No one has ever brought this wine when we host people because of the price point. You don’t want to bring “cheap” wine. But…If it was five bucks more people would bring it because it would be more respectable as a gift. The wine would be the same. But don’t raise the price please. I like it the way it is.

Weekly Wine – Misterio

29 May

SONY DSCMisterio Cabernet Sauvignon
2012
Argentina
750ml
13.5% ABV
$8.95 (LCBO)
This is one of my standby wines. I like this wine. It has character. There is a sharpness to it. A little bit of bite. It is just enough to get the senses moving, but not overpowering them. There is very little aftertaste and the little there is quite tame, which is nice considering the spicy bite one gets at the first quaff. It is a very fine wine for the price. Perhaps one of the better wines at this price point — I haven’t gone through all of them yet. It is another wine from Argentina but I won’t make any Falkland – Malvinas cracks this time.
The label is intriguing. The carved mask logo or whatnot. It reminds me of one of the Tintin books where he is in some hellhole South/Central American country during a revolution and a mask serves as some kind of talisman. I read the book about 30 years ago so I have no real clear recollection of the plot or motivation of the characters. The mask strikes me as similar though. Perhaps on a subliminal level that is why I picked up this wine for the first time so many years ago.