Two Argentinean Malbecs…

…in nicely contrasting styles

Pablo WalterPablo y Walter Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina (£7-£10 Vino Wines, Italian Continental Stores, D.Byrne, Tiny’s Tipples, Saddleworth Wine Vault)
Sprightly, bouncy style of Malbec, conceals its 14.5% alcohol well, with the accent instead being on bright, violet scented dark berry and chocolate flavours, with just a hint of oak in the background. Good sausage-friendly glug. B+

Terrazzas MalbecTerrazas Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina (£15.50 Berry Bros & Rudd, Ocado,
Starts off a little dumb, with quite firm tannins holding the flavours in check, but then loosens up with time to reveal a lusher, silkier side, with oak-tinged dark berry and cherry flavours, notes of spice and herbs, and a lingering finish. Good for another five years at least. S

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