Amazing Malbecs Selection (6 Bottles)
Our customers love red wine and Malbecs always top our bestseller list, but...
Who makes the best Malbecs?
Do the best Malbecs come from Argentinia? Not necessarily.
Each month our Amazing Malbecs Selection includes two Malbecs from different countries (you get three bottles of each). This month you can try a high altitude Argentinian Malbec head-to-head with Malbec from Australia.
Two unique Malbecs in one great case of wine, delivered direct to your door. Compare these contrasting malbecs and make your own mind up about which country makes the best Malbecs.
Whether your favourite is the Argentinian Malbec or the Australian Malbec, both of these red wines are amazing Malbecs!
This case of wine includes six bottles. Three bottles each of the following wines:
Malbec is native to Cahors in France where it is often known as Auxerrois or Côt Noir. AOC regulations stipulate that 70% of a Cahors wine must be Malbec - giving the wines their dark colour and depth. Click to learn more
In some ways Malbec tasting is a tale of two worlds - the old and the new. Argentinian and French expressions are interesting, distinctive and yet still unmistakably Malbecs.
Generally wines from Argentina are fruitier and those from France are drier, more tannin-rich and complex. But that’s an over-simplistic view. As always with wine, the characteristics depend on factors including climate, soil, altitude, cultivation and the techniques of the winemaker.
Pour a glass of Malbec and you will notice its deep purplish colour. Tilt the glass and reveal a magenta rim. On the nose you will get a hit of ripe fruit and berries, perhaps with subtle notes of chocolate.
The basic palette is ripe fruits and a velvety texture without much aggressive acidity or tannins. From there, there are endless possibilities. Blending wines from different altitudes and using different fermentation and maturation processes all go towards the winemaker’s vision and preferred balance of fruit, acidity and tannins.