Château Lafite’s Barons de Rothschild in France and world renowned Nicolás Catena from Argentina – Bodegas Caro Aruma Malbec 2021.
Aruma brings together small batches of wine made from tiny parcels of premium Ucó Valley grapes – from Altamira, El Peral and San José – to create a fine, silky and complex blend. Hand-harvested, high grown, old-vine grapes provide outstanding quality, while the absence of any oak maturation ensures the wine shows great purity of fruit from Ucó terroir. Velvety smooth and deeply fruity with beautiful floral notes, this mouthfilling stunner is a delight from first sip to last.
James Suckling is impressed – he gives it a stellar 93pts. He also gave its 2020 vintage an impressive 92pts and commented: "Perfumed yet focused nose with lots of violets and deep but fresh blueberries. Very pure”.
Like most Argentine Malbecs (and indeed many fine French wines), it will match your finest cut of beef beautifully. Decant and pour into large glasses so that its full magnificent flavours can be suitably appreciated.
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Juicy, silky textured, black fruit Malbec from the winemaker behind our best loved Argentine reds, Opi Malbec and Waxed Bat. All from the country’s most highly awarded winery. Revel in fresh plum and cherry fruit with chocolatey vanilla hints.
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Originally from Bordeaux, Hervé Fabre is now famous for his award-winning Argentine reds. His wines are indeed admirable, but it is the HJ Fabre GGG Malbec 2019 (GGG is Gran Grande Gualtallary in short) that is really special. A cool, high-altitude region in Mendoza’s Uco Valley, Gualtallary is garnering lots of recognition and a cult following for its amazing reds. On the nose, look forward to complex cherry, slate and dark chocolate – even just the aroma is completely mesmerising! On the palate, discover blueberries, plum, black pepper and oak on a long, layered finish. This is superb – a must-have for lovers of fine Argentine Malbec.
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This top-flight Malbec is bold like the people of its homeland, and outlandish like its fine-feathered friend, the Andean Flamingo. Fledging from the high hills of Mendoza it’s bright, juicy and utterly drinkable – don’t miss it.