MALBEC 2019

$30.00

Karridale, Margaret River, Western Australia.

Brooding, powerful, soft yet elegant.

A cooler vineyard, excellent gravelly Karri loam soils make our Malbec produce low yielding, distinctive and intensely powerful fruit. Open fermented and pressed into 2nd and 3rd use French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation 15 months.

Vegan.

SKU 2019MALB Category Tags ,

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Reviews

90 Points

/5

Ken Gargett - Wine Pilot

From a vineyard in the Karridale region of Margaret River, planted in 1996, 2nd and 3rd use French oak barriques were used for malolactic ferments and 15 months maturation with 3,600 bottles to go around. Deep purple and it shows very youthful aromatics; florals, roses, cherries and mulberries. Good structure on the palate and some plushness with significant length and good acidity. It is very much upfront flavours here and if there is any query, the length is not as persistent as some of the other wines from Clandestine Vineyards, though the flavours are very appealing. It will get even better in 2 to 4 years.
/5

Shanteh Wong - Wine Pilot

Yes it sure is Malbec. Loads of pigment and intensity and that follows through on the palate. Blackberries and big fat blueberries, violets and purple florals. Some sweeter spices like nutmeg and vanilla bean that sit nicely with the density of fruit and sappy fine tannins. At this price point what’s not to love?

91 Points

/5

Q Wine Reviews

These Clandestine Vineyards wines are a tidy bunch. Sourced from Margaret River, this Malbec will mop up a steak or hearty meal with ease.Peppery and earthy, licorice and spices get things moving. Get in deep with plums and mulberries. The more I investigate the more it tells me it is a meat kind of wine. Rustic feels with black pepper, it finishes long with a sapping dryness. Another glass please. Drink to five years.

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