Argentina

For so long, Malbec has been virtually synonymous with Argentine wine, which is hardly surprising given how much of it is made - and how much of it is also really excellent, not to mention its natural affinity for South American style red meat.  But there is more to explore within Argentine red wine - we strongly recommend you try a robust yet succulent Tannat, a fine, fragrant Cabernet Franc or a juicy Bonarda.  Or how about an elegant Patagonian Pinot Noir?

Mendoza remains Argentina's most important wine producing area. It is an oasis in a desert of the foothills of the Andes, fed by a series of water channels from the Mendoza river, which carries snowmelt from the Andes.  However, Mendoza is now being given a run for its money by the extraordinarily high-altitude Salta region in the extreme north west of the country, with vineyards rising from 1,700 metres to 2,300 metres altitude.  The grapey, floral Torrontes grape might not be everyone's cup of tea, but in Salta the altitude lends it a bracing herb-tinged tang that makes it a definite must-try (at least once).  2,000 kilometres to the south, Patagonia's cool continental climate is proving capable of producing European-style Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

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  1. El Esteco Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

    True exponent of a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Calchaqui Valley.  Black fruits and chocolate notes prevail as the oak is gently integrated with the fruit. This wine has ripe, firm tannins and a persistent length.

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    £14.95
  2. El Esteco Estate Malbec

    A concentrated Malbec with notes of blueberries, dried fruits, raisins, coffee and a touch of herbaceousness. The vibrant palate has firm, juicy tannins, great concentration of flavour and a long length.

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    £14.95
  3. Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Ambrosia

    A Malbec of deep red colour with rubey hues. Intense aromas of dark fruit with notes of smoke, mint, spices, thyme, graphite and licorice. On the palate it is fruity with minerality and has gripped tannins and a lingering finish.

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    Special Price

    £25.00 £29.50

    Special Price

    £25.00 £29.50
  4. Chañar Punco, El Esteco

    A full bodied, concentrated wine rich with flavours of dark fruits, chocolate, baked plums & herbaceous notes. The palate is complex & explosive with a great concentration of flavour supported by firm, juicy tannins.

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    £45.00
  5. Don David Tannat, El Esteco

    A medium-full bodied wine bursting with notes of black fruits, cloves, chocolate & vanilla. This wine is well structured with firm tannins and a long finish.

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    £11.50
  6. Amaru Malbec, El Esteco

    A very well balanced wine with soft tannins, notes of baked plums, raisins & hints of chocolate and vanilla oak. Learn More

    £9.95
  7. Fincas Notables Malbec, El Esteco

    A medium- full bodied wine with notes of blackberries, spicy red peppers, tobacco & chocolate. The palate has ripe, firm tannins with a long length. Learn More

    £19.95
  8. Estacion 1833 Cabernet Franc, Trapiche

    This Cabernet Franc has aromas of dark fruits such as blueberries and blackcurrants with hints of white pepper. It is smooth on the palate with soft tannins and a long lingering finish.

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    £12.50
  9. Don David Malbec, El Esteco

    A medium-full bodied wine with notes of cooked plums, prunes and violets. Well balanced with soft tannins & notes of red fruits & hints of chocolate.

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    £11.50
  10. Mascota Vineyards Unanime

    Black cherry fruit on the nose, with cocoa powder, currant leaf and malt extract. Lovely texture on the palate: ripe, unashamedly New World fruit married to crisp acidity and defined but gentle tannin.

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    £17.50
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