2012 Chateau Haut Theron Cuvee Prestige Cahors Malbec
Dark, shiny and ruby color. Complex nose of black cherry with a hint of violet and blackberry.Earthy and rustic, while retaining some of the bright, sleek fruit Malbec is now known for. Elegant and long meaty palate with refined tannin and rich structure which stays on ripe fruit. Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec doesn’t have a super long finish. Because of this, Malbec is great with leaner red meats (ostrich anyone?). The wine does extremely well with funky flavors like blue cheese and rustic flavors like mushrooms and cumin spice.Perfect Malbec food pairing would be a black pepper buffalo burgers with blue cheese mushrooms and rosemary infused garlic kale chips. Also try with:
Meat Pairings - Dark meat poultry and lean red meat. Malbec also pairs well with earthy flavors too, such as beef brisket. Duck, Chicken Leg, Lamb, Beef, Ostrich, Buffalo, Pork Shoulder
Spices and Herbs - Look for spices that have earthy or smoky flavors such as: Parsley, Sumac, Thyme, Rosemary, Porcini Powder, Smoked Paprika, Black Pepper, Cumin, Coriander, Juniper Berry, Clove, Vanilla Bean, Garlic, Shallot, Green Onion, Barbecue Sauce
Cheese Pairings - Look for funky and rich soft to semi-firm cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses.
Vegetables & Vegetarian Fare - Mushroom, Roasted Vegetables, Green and Red Bell Pepper, Potato, Arugula, Kale, Chard, Grilled Endive, Onion, Beet, Tempeh, Lentils, Black Beans, Forbidden Rice