An $8 malbec at Whole Foods?


Bodegas Belgrano Malbec

2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)


Time to atone for that $200 bottle of Cobos.

I figure my job is to make the mistakes, so you don’t have to.

So when I saw this $7.99 bottle at Whole Foods Market, I decided to take one for the team.

The wine is called Bodegas Belgrano.

Never heard of it. In. My Life.

(If the audio were louder, my skepticism would come through even more clearly.)

And the verdict…

Is it good? 

Well, yeah. In its own way. But so is Kool-Aid.

This stuff is jammy, jammy, jammy. Light-bodied and fruit forward – almost like an inexpensive Zinfandel.

I’ve had worse $12 wines, to be sure. There’s nothing overly barnyard, tannic, muddy, or obnoxious about it. And I wouldn’t avoid this. But I also wouldn’t give it as a gift.

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