Concentrated nose of cocoa-dusted redcurrants and blueberry, and a very subtle touch of mint which adds to the vibrancy and freshness. Silky and generous on the palate with more juicy, ripe, dark berry fruits all wrapped up in warm undercurrent of subtle spice from the oak ageing. Made from vines that are over 100 years old and aged for a year in french oak then a year in bottle, the utmost care has gone into this delightfully classy iteration of a Swig favourite.
Woe betide the wine merchant that ignores a tip from Jancis Robinson MW. It was her that first pointed us in the direction of Belasco de Baquedano with their cracking AR Guentota Malbec. It was then made by Bertrand Bourdil, the former winemaker at Mouton-Rothschild and co-founder of Opus One. Their wines are far from your average Malbecs down the local pub: making the most of their high elevation and centenarian+ vines in the 'golden mile' best terroir of Mendoza.