#5 | Bodini - Rosé of Malbec, 2017
Overview: Bodini - Rosé of Malbec, 2017. Drank during the summer of 2018, while celebrating a promotion for my fiancée.
Region: Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Avg. Cost: $12.49
Overall Rating: 2.5 of 5
Look: Densely colored, very hazy and dull. Deep salmon color with secondary, copper edges. Very little viscosity.
Smell: Clean, medium+ intense flowery smell, very young Rosé. Smells of red fruit, mainly strawberry and blackcherry, with clay pot earthy tones. But almost more than anything, I smell lots of alcohol. It almost overtakes the floral smells, and definitely weighs heavier than the red fruits.
Taste: Off dry sweetness, which is really nice. Medium body, which again is nice. Higher acidity, and lots of alcohol, and I think where that is where this wine loses me...the complexity seems to be all acidic flowers and straight nail polish remover alcohol, which leads to it not being the most complex Rosé. Slightly off balance.
Conclusion: An average quality Malbec Rosé. Comes from the dryer and cooler parts of Mendoza. If you are are new to Rosé and coming from the heavier alcoholic side of wine like Cabernet Sauvignon this is a great starting point, or if you are fans of spirits like vodka.
Occasion: Drank on summer solstice to celebrate a promotion of my fiancee! <3