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Malbec Wine Gift Sets and Other Adult Beverage Gift Ideas

Everyone loves to be gifted with their favorite drink, which makes Malbec wine and other alcoholic beverages great holiday gifts. Beer, wine,  or adult beverages are a perfect holiday gift for friends and loved ones. There is never enough wine during holidays, so don’t hesitate to gift your favorite drinking buddy a Malbec wine gift set this season. Alcohol-themed gifts are usually appreciated by drinking adults over age 21.

Malbec wines gift sets are the best you can gift your favorite friend. Malbec wines are full-bodied wines made from Malbec grapes. Coming from Argentina, they are best known for their beautiful dark and deep fruit flavor and a hint of smoke.

If you are looking for a lovely Malbec wine gift set to give your loved one, here are some wonderful ideas that are sure to be loved and appreciated.

6 Must-Have Malbec Wine Gift Sets

Malbec Gift Pair

This Malbec wine gift set contains 2 bottles of Malbec wine, Brand Malbec, and Goyenechea Malbec. Brand Malbec is made of ripe plum fruits and soft tannins with blackberry, violets, and black cherry flavors. The Goyenechea Malbec is a dark ruby red-violet tone. This Malbec wine has red currant, notes of pepper, and cloves. These two bottles of Malbec wines are pure goodness.

Cedar Malbec Collection Gift Set

What would you rather use to wash down your meals this holiday? Nothing but a Malbec wine. The Malbec wine is a great pairing for every meal, so you can have this Malbec gift set sent to your loved one for their birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc. This Premium Malbec Collection Gift Set contains Luca Malbec and Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec in a gorgeous gift box and a set of wine glasses.

Absolut Elyx Pineapple Gift Set

The Absolut Elyx Pineapple Gift Set is an elegant adult beverage gift for a loved one. The set is a pretty copper version of a host’s good heart; it shows a symbol of hospitality. This wheat winter vodka comes in a copper-distilled bottle of velvety.

Red Wine & Italian Chocolates Gift Selection

This gift set contains an elegant bottle of red wine and a luxury assortment of chocolate. It’s one the best gift set to send down to your loved one to celebrate the season. The Red Wine & Italian Chocolate Gift Selection contains Bordeaux Merlot (75cl) (Alcohol Content- 13.5%) and Collection Luxury Italian Assortment (600g), making it a perfect adult beverage gift for your loved ones.

Sauvignon and Savouries

How else should you express love to your family, friend, or colleague if not buying sending Sauvignon and Savouries to their doorstep? The gift set contains Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays du Jardin de la France, mixed nuts, Greek Kalamata olives, and butter Cornish cruncher biscuits.

Malbec Lovers Trio Gift Box

You can certainly do the most by sending Malbec Lovers Trio Gift Box to your drinking loved one this season. The gift set contains three Argentinian Malbec wines enclosed within a wooden gift box. This is an amazing way to help a Malbec lover treat themselves to the complex aroma of Malbec wines.

Best Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, also called Cab, remains the best type of red wine for wine lovers. The cabernet grapes used to produce these wines are great picks for aging. They are also great on the buds, especially when paired with the perfect palettes.

To make finding the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines easier, we’ve reviewed top Cabernet Sauvignon options for your enjoyment. In this list, we’ve included not just old, popular Cabernets but also new Cabs to experiment with.

6 Best Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

2016 Château Ducru Beaucaillou

Though quite pricey at around $220 per bottle, 2016 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou is easily one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines. It conveys density. It also has a complex structure, which sublimes its richness. The strength of the wine comes from its ripe fruit as well as its structure. This provides a wine with a long life span.

2015 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

The 2015 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron from Pauillac, France, which is currently unavailable for purchase, contains 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot. It easily makes it to the list of best Cabernet Sauvignon wines with its full, rich flavor. It offers summer berries with a mix of winter spices. This makes it great to be enjoyed all year long. Its velvety tannins fill it with a sensual texture and a long life span.

2013 LVE Cabernet Sauvignon

Originating from Napa Valley, California, 2013 LVE Cabernet Sauvignon, available at around $85 per bottle, is a combination of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Petit Verdot. The wine’s lineage and flavor profile are among the biggest wine trends at the moment. The cabernet offers strong black currant fruit and blackberries with a twinge of oak and espresso.

2016 DAOU Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Made in Paso Robles, California, 2016 DAOU Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, available for $54.99 per bottle, is a blend of 10% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot and 78% Cabernet Sauvignon. While Paso Robles might not be the most popular area for Cabernet production, the Cabernet Sauvignons made from the region are mature and intense. This wine, in particular, embodies all the lovable elements of Paso Cabernet. It is a highly extracted intense wine that offers complex flavors and aromas. The wine is made with cherry, black plum, mushroom, olive, cedar, spice, and cassis, which all contribute to its dramatic air.

2016 Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon originated from Coonawarra, which is the Australian version of Cabernets made from Napa Valley. The region is popular for its production of spectacular Cabernet. This particular Cabernet also comes at an affordable price of $17. It is a richly concentrate dark wine with tongue-coating tannins. Its flavor consists of cassis, blackberry, and curry spice. Despite its affordable price, its Phoenix serenades the tongue like a high priced wine.

2016 Robert Mondavi Cabernet

The 2016 Robert Mondavi Cabernet, available for around $41.99 per bottle, is another top Cabernet from Napa Valley, California. Unlike other top cabernet wines, which may be exciting and thrilling, this wine has a dependable quality. It is a wine you can expect to represent the Napa Valley Cabernet year after year. It’s made with the iconic Napa Stags Leap and Oakville grapes. It might not surprise you, but it will definitely please you with its full-bodied appeal with firm tannins, ripe fruit, and spice.  

What are your picks for the best Cabernet Sauvignon fine wines?