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 DOMAIN RICARD 'LE VILAIN P'TIT'
Touraine AOC, France
The word uttered most by Vincent Ricard is 'atypique', and this is definitely true of his Côt. Although the same grape as Malbec, the Loire Valley style is quite different from that grown in Cahors or Argentina. While Vincent produces a robust style of Côt, it has a delicacy and perfume which places it firmly in a more northerly growing region.
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 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
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