Argentinian Wine

World Malbec Day? Malbec World Day? Whichever way round it is, this is the third year on which April 17th has seen celebrations for all things Malbec-y – more info here. Here’s me setting into eight examples, all from Argentina, unless specified. Château de Chambert Cahors Malbec 2008, South West […]

Wine Tasting Video: Malbec World Day 2013

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

Alain Grignon Carignan Vieilles Vignes IGP Pays d’Hérault 2011, Languedoc, France (£7.49 Majestic) Starts off well with a fresh spicy edge, fruit is OK but veering towards the jammy dodger/baked spectrum, and there’s also a muddy vanilla softness. Can we have more spikes please Mr G? B- Miguel Torres Cordillera […]

Wine Tasting Video: Carignan, Carmenere & Malbec