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Cheap Wines for a Cheap Pocket 002

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By James Geneau

I had the pleasure of hanging out with Alan McGinty this month and we started talking about affordable wines for the times.  That being said, he reviewed the darling of affordable wine for 2008/2009, The Fuzion from Argentina. 

As Alan McGinty states in his review:

Fuzion Shiraz-Malbec 2008

Rich nose of dark red fruit - cherries and plums -  and a decent helping of earthy notes. It's fairly full bodied and quite soft, but there's good acidity and the tannins haven't quite been beaten down to "easy drinking". There is some of the candied quality to the cherry and plum fruit that often comes at the bottom end of the price scale, but the woody notes and tannins do a good job of mitigating it. Very fruity overall, with a bit of sweetness and a modest but pleasant finish. Great value.


"I do think it's not just hype (and the low price) that's making it such a hit - it really is better than the other super cheap wines that have always been available." - Alan McGinty

Thanks Alan for providing us with a great cheap wine for a cheap pocket! 


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