Greg Norman 2012 Malbec Mendoza Argentina

malbec-sm     You may remember me mentioning this wine in a post last month. My wife and I dined at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and I had this wine with my dinner. I enjoyed this wine because it is very representative of Malbec from Argentina’s Mendoza Region. It is crimson-red and inky purple in the glass. The body is medium with understated oak that come from being cool fermented and spending 12 months in French and American oak barrels. The flavors are classic Malbec blackberry and cherry with a balance of full tannins and a long “grapey” Malbec finish. Greg Norman 2012 Malbec Mendoza Argentina can be found in P.L.C.B. stores as a Chairman’s Selection at the discounted price of $9.99 (Product Code 33631). A Malbec of this quality is seldom found at this price making it a must try if you are a fan of Mendoza Malbec. I should know because I paid 9 bucks for a glass at his restaurant.  

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille

Greg N SignG N Dining RmGN Patio      My wife and I spent the last week of May in Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather during our stay. On one of those beautiful days we drove up Hwy 17 to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach to have dinner at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille. This steakhouse describes itself as ” The Upper Crust of Down Under Dining.” As we arrived I immediately took note of the building that was masterfully designed to resemble something you would expect to see in Australia. The dining room is set in rich dark wood with plush seating that creates an elegant yet inviting dining experience. We ate inside but if you prefer they offer tables on a large patio that overlooks the intercoastal waterway.  

Our steaks, as are all their steaks, were 100% Premium Black Angus Beef, aged a minimum of 28 days. They were wood grilled to perfection with a variety of homemade sauces to choose from. How were they? I can’t put into words the taste and when we paired them with Greg Norman wine all I can say is “WOW.” I had a Greg Norman Estates 2012 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina and my wife had Greg Norman Estates Cabemet ( yes, Cabemet) Sauvignon,Paso Robles, California both were reasonably priced at $9 a glass. Their exclusive wine list has received the “Award of Excellence” from  Wine Spectator Magazine every year for over a decade.

     When you are in North Myrtle Beach you should seriously consider Greg Norman’s Australian Grille as your choice for lunch or dinner. Greg Norman’s Australian Grille 4930 Hwy 17 S North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Greg Norman’s Australian Grille