Two Argentine red blends

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 Waitrose, Cambridge Wine Merchants)
A richer, deeper and grippier wine than the above, with firm chewy tannin and smoky oak providing structure, but with more than enough violet-tinged plummy flesh to pad it out. Well-made and never over-made, this is very tasty and is built to last for another five years at least. S

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