This is an opaque blend of 80% Malbec, fleshed out with Cabernet Sauvignon and Ancellotta (most often seen in Emilia-Romagna and prized for its inky colour) from Paraje Altamira in the Uco Valley. The additional grapes give Malbec a fleshy, red-fruited character, with cherry, liquorice and tobacco housed by gritty tannins and seasoned with roasted wood and aromatic herbs. Fine spices — cinnamon, nutmeg — warm the warm finish. Requires decanting to fully appreciate now (or a hunk of grilled meat).
Shows fine Pinot varietal character with scents of red berry-fruit, earthy barnyard and mushroom aromas. Good depth of succulent red fruit on the palate with savoury overtones suggestive of Old-World style. Very good value.
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier from the Aconcagua come together in this creamy, medium-bodied white, one ripe with tropical fruit and finishing with toasty spice and a heat wave. Suitable for richer white fish with fruit salsa ― think Chilean or Peruvian.
15 months of barrel aging adds depth and some complexity to this velvety smooth wine. There is plenty of ripe berry and currant fruit with good weight, deft balance and a lick of milk chocolate.
Light ruby. Fruity, spicy nose with fruit stone notes. Light- to medium-bodied, a good fruity core and powdery, dry tannins complete the mid-palate. Short finish and ready to drink.
Opens with fleshy red fruit, gamey and spicy notes, a splash of vanilla and a pinch of herb. Harmoniously balanced fruit, spice, a dash of milk chocolate in the mouth lead into a dry, somewhat tannic finish.
Sourced entirely from Santa Carolina’s El Olmo Estate, this wine has an intense bouquet revealing developed dark fruit with scents of blackberry, blackcurrant, cinnamon, clove and a whiff of green herb. Lightly sweet ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavours are rounded out with velvety tannins and notes of mocha, spice and well-integrated fruit on the finish.