Here’s your perfect everyday drinker. This wine turned out to be exactly what I hoped it would be, a tasty Mendoza Malbec for under $10.

I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive Malbecs like this, and while they typically represent pretty good values, some stand out more than others. This is one of those wines.

Lote 44 Malbec
That CS Wines of Substance Cab in the back is also an amazing buy at $12.99; I can’t believe those are still in Costco stores after the wine hit big on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of 2019 (#49).

I noticed the 93 points from Suckling, which seemed a bit high (and it is), and Googling around this bottle goes for $13-$14, so I like the price at Costco right at $8.99.

Juicy ripe fruit on the fruit with tobacco scents, medium in body, nice red fruit, cherry, strawberry, a little spearmint; nice acidity and dry in the finish.

This tastes as good to me as similar Costco Malbec staples like the Norton, and maybe just a step behind the Catena, both of which are priced a bit more.

Lote 44 Malbec

If you like Mendoza Malbecs, than this might be one to stock up on. I have a feeling these will go fast. Impressive at $9.

CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 1367908

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 13.5%



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