Malbec Collection - 12 Bottle
**Price includes DELIVERY**
In 1853 Malbec was first introduced to Argentine soil from its traditional homeland in France. It flourished in the Andean foothills outside Mendoza, producing wines of great intensity and depth, and today most of us know Malbec as an Argentine speciality rather than a French one.
But Malbec remains French at heart. Cahors in Southwest France has been perfecting the varietal since long before the Argentines got to grips with it. So, to mark Malbec World Day, we’re offering you a terrific case of French and Argentine Malbec.
From savoury and spicy to smooth and intense, set your taste buds on a journey from France to the Andes with this exclusive selection, delivered direct to your door. Salud! Or should that be ‘Santé’?
2 x CHATEAU DE MONTDOMAINE
Touraine-Amboise AOC, France
This wine is harvested from the calcareous hills just over from Chateau de Montdomaine, with northern exposure. It is a Côt (Malbec), from the marginal climate of the Loire, which manages to produce a Malbec that is more fresh and juicy with balanced and integrated structure than what is typical for this varietal. Lively and fun — a real signature of the winemaking from Louisa and Frederick Plou
2 x BENMARCO
"A classic example of Uco Valley Malbec with violets and juicy blackberry fruit, a touch of tannin and terrific length."
Martin Moran (MW), The Sunday Times
2 x CHATEAU DE GAUDOU EXCEPTION
Cahors AOC, France
"An unusually supple example of how the Malbec grape performs in its native Cahors. It's dark, deep and plummy with no oak, just loads of fruit."
Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail
2 x DOMINIO DEL PLATA BODINI
"Highly gluggable black pastille fruit-scented wine that smart buyers will use to replace Chilean merlot at parties."
Martin Moran, The Sunday Times
2 x GOUGUENHEIM
"Perfumed bouquet with a little whiff of herbs. Dark fruits and black olives on the palate. Knocks spots off any Chilean merlot"
Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times
2 x CRIOS MALBEC
"*****" Gold Medal, Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards
The Queen of Torrontés
The most recognised and well-known female oenologist in Argentina, Susana Balbo has been instrumental in the transformation of quality table wines in Argentinean viticulture. She is best known for her innovation and progressive spirit in developing wines with unique character and quality, and she is the first Argentinean oenologist ever hired as a consultant by European wineries.
At Susana Balbo Wines, her family's winery in the famed Mendoza wine region of Argentina, Susana crafts her own signature label wines. They embody the complexity of various grapes along with her creativity as an oenologist to produce fine wines that express prestige, power and finesse. For her Crios label, which means "offspring" (as in children), Susana selected a word to express the notion that these are wines given loving care and attention deserving of her children. Benmarco Malbec is an exclusive from Susana Balbo's son José.
The three hands on the label, inspired by a Mayan artefact, represent Susana and her two children. By definition, Crios is to be enjoyed while still young and vibrant.
Susana Balbo Wines
Mendoza, where these vines are grown, is Argentina’s foremost wine region, and it is responsible for the country’s best bottles. The province is located at around thirty degrees south of the equator. This is the northern limit of wine grape production, an