The Daily Telegraph - Saturday
WINES OF THE WEEK
Luigi Bosca Malbec Single
Luján de Cuyo, Argentina (14.5%, Twelve Green Bottles
From a family winery that can trace its origins to 1901, this is a beautifully intense malbec from the region of Luján de Cuyo. It tastes of red fruit, tobacco and spice. There’s also a Luigi Bosca cuvée in Waitrose – Luigi Bosca Malbec Seleccion de Vistalba 2018 (£16.99).
Gaudou Exception Malbec 2018 IGP Côtes du Lot, France (13%, Lea & Sandeman, £8.95/9.95 mixed case/
This is a malbec for those who love the savoury aspect of French wine. Made in the Cahors region but declassified to give the owners more freedom over the grapegrowing and wine-making processes, it is very approachable but has a pleasing earthy undertone. Real wine.
Morrisons The Best Cahors Malbec 2018 France (13.5%, Morrisons, £8) A modern rather than an agefor-30-years style of malbec from Cahors, this is actually a blend of mostly malbec with 15% merlot. It’s fleshy and juicy and fruity and rounded and smooth; all blueberries and bilberries. It’s also unoaked and slips down very easily.