Malbec World Day 2014

World Malbec Day, or Malbec World Day, or whatever you want to call it, is April 17th – today! The perfect opportunity to glug some of this joyful grape variety….

Trapiche Pure Malbec 2013, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina (£8.99 The Co-op)
A gush of young crunchy fruit, very like the heady aromas in a winery at vintage time. Honest blackberry and blackcurrant with floral overtones and a bouncy, Tigger-like finish – yum! S-

Secret de Viu Manent Malbec 2012, Colchagua, Chile (£10.00 Oddbins, Bon Coeur, Wholefoods, Peckhams, Flagship Wines)
Hmmm… There seems to be some OK fruit in here somewhere, but it’s hidden behind a rather pongy/eggy sulphury shroud. Watched this over the course of several hours, and it didn’t improve…

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