Argentinian Malbec has come a long way. Once a fringe style rarely seen in Australia, it's now at the point where we talk about Argentinian Malbec like it's Kiwi Sauv - as one of the unique wines of the world. Part of the Argentinian Malbec story is about altitude. The finest Malbec vineyards are all situated above 900m, where the high UV intensity and the warm day/cold night combination make for wildly intense wines with a real savoury edge.
If you want a starting point for Argentinian Malbec, this Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec could be almost perfect. Sourced from a vineyard at over 1,050m, this has a wonderful combo of licorice, a little herbs and then the most magical dark fruit flavours that go on and on, plus a dry, fine finish. Dona Paula is considered one of the rising labels of Argentinian wine, with a reputation for authentic wines and sustainable viticulture, and wines at the pointy end of quality Malbec.
For anyone even vaguely interested in Argentinian wine, you need to give this a go. Do yourself a favour and grab some today.
Deep violet red colour. Intense, spicy, sweet aromas, with notes of red fruit and floral hints such as violets. In the mouth, it is soft, velvety, fresh and well balanced.