There are some wines that need an occasion, or a specific dish to warrant drinking them. Malbec is not one of them – I’d open a bottle at the drop of a hat. It’s the combination of rich fleshy fruit and fine tannins that gives it an iron-fist-in-velvet-glove kind of feel. The nose is dark fruit, spice, and dry clay earthiness. The mouthfeel is velvety with a lingering aftertaste.
Awards and Accolades
91 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "This is certainly that. It’s your typical Aussie red wine lover’s dream. It’s curranty and intense but soft and smooth. There’s more than a little creamy oak but plenty of ripe, sweet fruit to match. There’s nothing particularly nuanced or subtle but that’s not the point of the wine. It’s about flavour, bold and beautiful, and mouthfeel. It nails both."
2013 Vintage: 94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Matured in Hungarian oak, with some barrels standing out from the others from the word go, kept on lees, and ultimately selected for this wine. Excellent full crimson colour; Langhorne Creek malbec has always had a special character, with juicy plum/raspberry flavours and soft tannins."
From the Winery
Malbec, a variety once popular in Bordeaux France, is now mostly associated with countries such as Argentina and regions such as Cahors in South West France. Langhorne Creek has a long history with Malbec and the climate is exceptionally well suited.
This Special Release Malbec is the result of block selection, the parcels have been kept separate and nurtured for maximum expression of varietal character. This wine shows an intense perfumed aroma of violets and spice with a bramble lift, on the palate the wine is rich and fleshy with fine tannins.
Don't Pay: $28.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Winemaker: Rebecca Willson
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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