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label Valdivieso (Chile) Barrel Selection Malbec 1999
Two for the price of one this week. As an alternative to this wine from by-the-case specialist Majestic, there's another top-notch Malbec in Oddbins stores at £6.99, the Fabre Montmayou from Argentina. Both wines are terrific expressions of the grape with dark, dense, bittersweet flavours. Whilst the Argentine wine has a serious, very savoury Bordeaux-like character, this Chilean wine has a rich purple colour and a much more New Worldy ripeness of minty blackberry and dusty blueberry fruit. It has a more immediate sweet-edged attack on the palate with succulent black fruits, less tannic grip than the Argentine wine, but a lovely juicy ripeness and purity. Either wine would make a fine and classy introduction to Malbec. UK Stockist: Majestic £5.99