Viñalba Malbec Bonarda 2016, Mendoza, Argentina (£9.99/£7.99 mixed 6 Majestic) Alluring, savoury, fragrant style, almost with a Pinot Noir-like character, with its sweet plummy attack and wild hedgerow fruit, lovely texture with a light briny edge to the finish. Great value. S- Clos de los Siete 2013, Mendoza, Argentina (£15.75-£16 […]

Two Argentine red blends

Louis Bouillot ‘Perle d’Aurore’ Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut NV, France (£18.99 The Flying Corkscrew, The Guildford Wine Company, Richard Granger Wines, Dillies, The Food Company, Berits & Brown, Cornelius Beer & Wine, The Fine Wine Company, Ellies Cellar, Gwin Llyn Wines) Sweet fruit – red berry and apple – […]

Wine Tasting Video: Assorted Pink (and Red) Sparkling Wines from ...

Mairena Bonarda 2010, Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza (£11.45 Cupari Wines) I like the sweet rich berry and blackcurrants fruit backed up by a savoury/meaty note, but I’m in two minds about whether that chocolate-wafer-biscuit-like oak is just a little OTT – some will love it. B+ Trapiche Broquel Bonarda […]

Wine Tasting Video: Malbec & Bonarda from Argentina

Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2009, Mendoza (£7.99 Whole Foods Market, Selfridges, Highbury Vintners, Noble Green Wines, The Butlers Wine Cellar, Colchester Wine Company, Tivoli Wines, Noel Young Wines, The Halifax Wine Company, Carruthers & Kent, Flourish & Prosper) Vibrant cherry, berry and plum flavours, rich and quite full-bodied, but with […]

Wine Tasting Video: Reds from Argentina – but not Malbec…