An Aussie Malbec is unusual we know but we love unusual and it’s great to see how this grape variety works outside of France and Argentina. It is also great to see a regional Australian wine in the under £10 category, moving away from the mass produced South East Australian blends. It isn’t that easy to grow Malbec here, the growing conditions are quite harsh and the vines are quite old (planted in 2000) but all of this is good news for the quality of the wine itself, it leads to lower yields and subsequently more intense colour and flavour so you get a lot of bang for your buck. It is also aged in both French and American oak to give it some extra oomph.
Deep and chocolatey with an abundance of crisp blackberry and blackcherry fruit. This Malbec has structure so the acidity and tannins are notable on the palate but not overpowering in anyway. It is just really nicely balanced.
Great with rich and hearty food. Try with a casserole or roasted Mediterranean vegetables.