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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.  

Malbec

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  1. 2015 Altos Las Hormigas Clasico Malbec

    2015 Altos Las Hormigas Clasico Malbec

    90 Points Richard Caro
    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 ...
    Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $3 $21.99 a bottle
  2. 2015 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

    2015 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

    90 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 ...
    Elsewhere up to $29.99 Save $5 $24.99 a bottle
  3. 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 ...
    Elsewhere up to $33.99 Save $4 $29.99 a bottle
  4. 2015 Mendel Argentina Malbec

    2015 Mendel Argentina Malbec

    92 Points John Caro
    A super-quality Malbec, from 85 year old vines on original root stocks. (As if that's not enough they took very low yields as well). A classic estate wine from one of the continent's best, this ...
    Elsewhere up to $39.99 Save $4 $35.99 a bottle
  5. 2013 Clos de Los Siete Argentina Malbec

    2013 Clos de Los Siete Argentina Malbec

    91 Points Stephen Tanzer
    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 ...
    Elsewhere up to $41.99 Save $5 $36.99 a bottle
  6. 2014 Altos Las Hormigas Reserve Malbec

    2014 Altos Las Hormigas Reserve Malbec

    93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    This serious Malbec offers powerful black and blue fruits on fine, minerally tannins. Huge fruit depth and vibrancy comes as always from elevated Mendoza vineyards, the key difference ...
    Elsewhere up to $44.99 Save $5 $39.99 a bottle
  7. 2012 Mendel Argentina Unus Malbec/ Cabernet

    2012 Mendel Argentina Unus Malbec/ Cabernet

    92 Points Stephen Tanzer
    This top blend from Mendel is rich and full but very soft: perfectly ripe fruit from ungrafted vines give concentration that isn't intense or sharp but mouth-filling, open and enveloping. New ...
    Elsewhere up to $59.99 Save $5 $54.99 a bottle

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