Malbec Wine Tasting at Morton’s Restaurant


Malbec Tasting at MortonsWe had a wonderful bottle of Malbec while in Argentina a few years ago. I think it was called Luis Borcas. I’ve never tasted a more wonderful wine paired with beef but have been unable to find it here in Manhattan.

So when I was invited to a Malbec tasting at Morton’s Steakhouse on East 45th Street I was excited to taste these Trapiche Malbecs.  In addition to the wine we were treated to samplings of food as well.

On the wine list:
Trapiche, Torrontes, 2008
Trapiche, “Oak Cask,” Malbec 2007
Michel Torino, “Don David,” Malbec 2006

Broquel, Malbec 2006
Trapiche, “Adriana Venturin,” Malbec 2006

Paired with samplings of:
Sliced Tenderloin with Chimichurri Sauce
Broiled Sea Scallops, Apricot Chutney
Selection of Cheeses
Miniature Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake

I dutifully sampled the five selections, but kept coming back to my favorite the Trapiche Single Vineyard “Adriana Venturin.” It was spicy yet soft, and after breathing for about a half hour was wonderful with the sliced tenderloin on crostini.

Not really a fan of deserts-and for some reason I didn’t think the chocolate cake would compliment the wine,  took a glass of the Adriana Venturin to the bar and ordered lamb chops.

It was really was excellent.

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