The Daily Telegraph - Saturday

WINES OF THE WEEK

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Luigi Bosca Malbec Single

Vineyard 2018

Luján de Cuyo, Argentina (14.5%, Twelve Green Bottles

Wine, £18.95)

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/

single bottle)

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.

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BLENDED WITH MERLOT
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