Lionel Osmin & Cie

La Réserve Malbec

8.447 ratings
8.24 pro ratings
Southwest France, France
Malbec
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Deep glass-clinging purple. Nose of black raspberry and menthol. Firm tannins on the palate of black raspberry, black tea, and light menthol. More New World in style than Cahors -- which makes sense as Osmin actually makes one -- but by no means an Argentinian clone. Definitely needs food: served Swedish meatballs well.

Deep glass-clinging purple. Nose of black raspberry and menthol. Firm tannins on the palate of black raspberry, black tea, and light menthol. More New World in style than Cahors -- which makes sense as Osmin actually makes one -- but by no means an Argentinian clone. Definitely needs food: served Swedish meatballs well.

2 people found it helpfulJan 17th, 2017
Max Gottesfeld

Bland.

Bland.

Jul 9th, 2014
Joel Liscio

Sommelier/Wine Director Bin 14

8.8

Stainless steel. Nice acid. Not Cahors. Funky and wine geeky.

Stainless steel. Nice acid. Not Cahors. Funky and wine geeky.

Dec 12th, 2013
Rich Laster

It wasn't horrible, but...
I didn't add it to my "buy more" list.

It wasn't horrible, but...
I didn't add it to my "buy more" list.

Jun 22nd, 2017
Stadden Höfgen

Excellent for the middle of the week with dinner and you can't argue against it for the price. Acidic, dry, and I picked up some smoke and earthiness. Menthol hints a well. Do not let it sit in the glass long, as the sharpness is reduced greatly even after five minutes.

Excellent for the middle of the week with dinner and you can't argue against it for the price. Acidic, dry, and I picked up some smoke and earthiness. Menthol hints a well. Do not let it sit in the glass long, as the sharpness is reduced greatly even after five minutes.

May 25th, 2017
Andie Orellana

High in acidity and mild mineral feel/taste. Enjoyed with sausage, egg and cheese biscuit sandwich.

High in acidity and mild mineral feel/taste. Enjoyed with sausage, egg and cheese biscuit sandwich.

Jan 17th, 2017
Greg Adkisson

Mediocre. Ordered it to go with a rack of lamb. Not as complex as its Argentinian relatives. Disappointing for a French wine.

Mediocre. Ordered it to go with a rack of lamb. Not as complex as its Argentinian relatives. Disappointing for a French wine.

Mar 11th, 2016
Megan Dunn

Very acidic, kind of salty. I enjoyed it with dark chocolate; I don't think it would pair well with a meal... Except maybe a sweet breakfast or something. Not bad.

Very acidic, kind of salty. I enjoyed it with dark chocolate; I don't think it would pair well with a meal... Except maybe a sweet breakfast or something. Not bad.

Feb 26th, 2016
Andrea Haley

Very enjoyable. 2014

Very enjoyable. 2014

Nov 26th, 2015
Allison O

Decent after a fair amount of time to breathe. Dry, fruity Really grew on me by 2nd or 3rd glass

Decent after a fair amount of time to breathe. Dry, fruity Really grew on me by 2nd or 3rd glass

Oct 20th, 2015