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Malbec is Argentina’s flagship, its dark purple grapes making ridiculously satisfying cheapies and more serious reds for only slightly more coin. Argentina’s best ones grow up in the Andes Mountains where cool sunlight and dry conditions allow beautiful richness but also clean, bright plum fruit flavours and floral aromatics. In its original home in France it contributes to Bordeaux blends while in the South West it makes the ‘Black Wine of Cahors’ - huge reds with deep colour, tannins and a meatiness that cries out for venison or rich stew. New World and New Zealand examples are usually less rustic but perfect with the classic Argentinian match of barbequed meats and chimichurri sauce.  

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  1. 2017 Bodegas Septima Malbec

    2017 Bodegas Septima Malbec

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A superb Malbec that typifies the insane value coming out of Argentina. It is made by a 'reference point' producer with a cosmopolitan outlook and a long history of exceptional quality for the ...
    $15.99 in mixed 6+ or $17.99 per bottle
  2. 2015 Altos Las Hormigas Clasico Malbec

    2015 Altos Las Hormigas Clasico Malbec

    92 Points Tim Atkin MW
    Bright and silky, this boutique Malbec shows the best of elevated Mendoza. It is lushly red-fruited and lighter in colour and tannins – neither oaked nor overly full-bodied. But it carries ...
    $21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle
  3. 2013 Coopers Creek Hawkes Bay SV St John Malbec

    2013 Coopers Creek Hawkes Bay SV St John Malbec

    93 Points Sam Kim
    So cheap for a Bragato Trophy-winner! It scooped Pure Gold and 'Champion Other Red' Trophy in Bragato 2016. But this is more sophisticated than the usual show-stopper. Serious dark fruit depth ...
    $21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle
  4. 2016 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

    2016 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

    John’s Picks
    91 Points John Caro
    A high-quality, classic Malbec from Argentina. Rich, ripe fruit is given a fine and structured expression, giving satisfaction in a serious and a food-friendly style. Elevated old vines (60-85 ...
    $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle
  5. 2015 Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Malbec

    2015 Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Malbec

    91 Points John Caro
    This fine and concentrated Malbec captures the potential of Argentina's alpine vineyards. Expressive with herbal, olive and mineral notes against dark cherry fruits, it is fully expressive and ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  6. 2016 Revancha Peon Mendoza Malbec

    2016 Revancha Peon Mendoza Malbec

    91 Points John Caro
    A beautiful new Malbec from Argentina's stunning Mendoza. This is a personal project by Mendel winemaker Roberto de la Mota and his son. Slightly more pure red fruit and lushness, this reflects ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  7. 2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Merlot Malbec

    2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Merlot Malbec

    94 Points Sam Kim
    A gorgeously plush and stylish red from a great vintage in Hawkes Bay. It is led by bright-fruited Merlot, in which the ripeness of a hot year is enlivened by real freshness and structure for a ...
    • IWSC Silver
    $31.99 in mixed 6+ or $35.99 per bottle
  8. 2011 Trapiche Coletto Terroir Malbec

    2011 Trapiche Coletto Terroir Malbec

    Winery Clearance
    93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A great discount on this huge Argentinian red -- which the supplier has kindly aged before release. Already a "hedonistic" and succulent style, this seven years has only made all those "showy" ...
    Elsewhere up to $66.99 Save $27 $39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle
  9. 2015 Clos de Los Siete Malbec Blend

    2015 Clos de Los Siete Malbec Blend

    90 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    This Argentinian red is plush, mouth-filling and spicy thanks to the legendary technique of French winemaker-consultant Michel Rolland. Local Malbec provides ample bright, silky fruit while ...
    $44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle
  10. 2015 Mendel Argentina Unus Malbec/Cabernet

    2015 Mendel Argentina Unus Malbec/Cabernet

    93 Points John Caro
    A top red blend from Argentina's Mendel. Ungrafted vines (planted from 1928) give perfectly ripe fruit with concentration that isn't sharp but mouth-filling, open and enveloping. New oak adds ...
    $54.99 in mixed 6+ or $59.99 per bottle

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