Soft, downy plum and blackberries fill the cushy palate of this Malbec, one drawn tight around the sides with a squeeze of tannins. Espresso coats the palate, one kept juicy with black jujubes, to the drying, warming finish. Pour alongside grilled sweet potatoes or beef for best result. A simple, easy, drink-now red.
This Malbec/Corvina blend was made in the appassimento style, using dried Corvina grapes with fresh Malbec juice, resulting in a clash of soft and harsh on the hotter palate. Ripe, downy red and purple fruits is framed with bitter cocoa tannins and finishing with a twist of bitter espresso on the dried out finish.
Deep plum red. Vigorous nose of raspberry and ripe cherries. Medium-bodied. The flavours of cherries and herbs are dilute, tannins practically gone. Drink immediately.
This simple entry-level Malbec carries warm black fruits, roasted coffee and a kiss of violet florals to a short finish. Tannins are a touch powdery but primed to meet your grilled root veg or ground beef dishes.
This big, brooding Tannat benefits from airtime, so decant or open well in advance (I went for a full day). Wild blackberry, black cherry, inky plum cloak a juicy core, fired by sun-warmth and housed with sticky tannins. Pipe tobacco, espresso and purple florals tie this up, finishing with a wash of sea salts and kept afloat with a wave of blue-stone acidity. For all its potency and warming finish, this is a respectable 13.5 degrees.
Deep plum red. Robust nose of raspberry, roasted meat and oak. Full-bodied and fruity, featuring date and raisin flavours in good balance with the acidity and softening tannins. Will last another year or two.