MALBEC 2020

$30.00

Vineyard

Celestial Bay Margaret River, planted 2000, north-facing block, VSP canopy system, pesticide and herbicide-free vineyard practises.

Winemaking

Machine harvested, ten days fermentation on skins in open fermenters with hand plunging twice daily, natural cultured yeast, tank pressed, 14 months in seasoned French oak barriques, a small inclusion of Frankland River Cabernet to brighten the palate prior to bottling, vegan fined with minimal sulphites.

Tasting Notes

Dark purple in colour, intensely lifted aromatics of violets, spice, mocha, dark chocolate with a full spectrum of blue fruits. The palate rolls through, filling the mouth with cherry-cola, and sarsaparilla flavours with soft gentle oak tannins and a juicy, long finish.

Technical

Minimal filtration, vegan fined and minimal sulphur on bottling to keep the wine fresh and lively.

Pairing

Pair with the flavours and cuisine of Latin America, or exciting Asian game dishes such as duck, pork and spice.

Cellar Potential

8+ years

Winemaker

Andrew Vesey, consultant; Clandestine Vineyards

Facility

Castelli Estate, Denmark WA

Vintner/Owners

Nick and Trudy Stacy

 

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Reviews

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.

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

Dan Traucki

Clandestine Vineyards 2019 Margaret River Wine #malbec – open fermented- has a deep dense rich colour, gorgeous bouquet of plums, red berries & a hint of mulberries, smooth rich ubber tasty palate with divine finish, making it an OUTSTANDING WINE!!

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