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Malbec

Quite a classical Mendoza Malbec. Deep black, with a hint of purple at the narrow rim. Jammy bramble fruit with some pepper spice and …

Drunk at the posada, the evening after dinner with their winemakers. Reduced oak and ripeness have likely helped this be a little more restrained …

[Thanks for coming. Maria. 11/13/14.] The easiest label ever to get… straight from the hand-labelling the team were doing when we visited the estate! …

…compared with this, which should be an epic, iconic wire, yet lacks freshness to sustain more than 1 or 2 glasses. This is undoubtedly …

The 3rd tasting in Mendoza was at Terrazas, where we were also staying. Not only was the discussion with Gustavo, one of the winemaking …

This was a surprise in a couple of ways. First, it finished-off (almost literally, given the next morning…) an unexpected Monday night dinner with …

The most mediaeval wine I had in my cellar, so had to bring this for the beef course, though it was likely to be …

This one was chosen for its probable fit to 65% cocoa solids hazelnut & salt chocolate. And a pretty good match too. Though, as …

The most ridiculously heavy bottle I’ve ever come across – 1,198g empty, compared with 1,320g for a full bottle of d’Armailhac – heralded this …

A really good value, well-made pure Malbec, which shows off Argentina’s style and potential, without necessarily being over-extracted, hyper-ripe or just ‘score-chasing’. Drinking well …