Review: 2018 Biltmore Estate Limited Release American Malbec

Review: 2018 Biltmore Estate Limited Release American Malbec

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wine billed as “American” in origin, but this malbec from Biltmore — a historic estate and winery based in North Carolina, originally built by George Vanderbilt — does just that. It’s a rather soft and lightly sweet wine, fruity with notes of plums, crushed blueberries, and blackberry jam, and spiced with hints of spice that range from nutmeg to rosemary. The body feels unfortunately on the thin side, giving this wine a certain immediacy and a likely lack of cellaring potential, but the baking spice and milk chocolate notes are assuredly crowd-pleasing and approachable.

B / $24 / biltmoreshop.com

2018 Biltmore Estate Limited Release American Malbec

$24
8

Rating

8.0/10

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