2018 Hopes End Red, Angove Estate, South Australia, Australia
2019 Bonarda/Malbec, Casa Solera, Mendoza, Argentina
2019 Malbec, La Forge Estate, Languedoc, France
Deep purple red with ruby tints. Powerful and complex with a quintessence of floral, plums, mocha and blackcurrant aromas with toasted notes. Well-balanced, smooth and round. Long and rich finish with liquorice notes.
2017 Single Vineyard Malbec, Inacayal, Mendoza, Argentina
Situated in the upper Mendoza valley where the river is halfway through its journey from the Andes mountains to the eastern plains, the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo sit at altitudes of around 1000 metres above sea level. Combining the intense sunlight experienced during the day and the cold night temperatures, the wines produced show deep concentration of flavour and structure. Current winemaker, Jose Ponce, is making some excellent wines; powerful and complex yet with balance.
2014 Prestige Cahors 'Le Calcifere', Crocus
Crocus wines are a quest to redefine Malbec in its birthplace, combining old world, ancient terroirs with new world vision. When internationally recognized winemaker Paul Hobbs and 4th generation Cahors vintner Bertrand Vigouroux decided to work together, they set out to offer a new interpretation of the Malbec of Cahors. Driven by their passion and expertise, the two men established Crocus to show the world how a single clone of Malbec can vary in three distinct terroirs and in the process create wines as special as they are individual.
Deep purple, with touches of fuchsia on the rim. An intense malbec displaying aromas of red cherry, blueberry, rose petal, ripe Italian plum, black liquorice and spice box. The palate is concentrated and bright, cascading with focused flavours of black cherry, red plum, milk chocolate, talc and hints of butterscotch and star anise, supported by fine-grained tannins.