75cl * 14% ABV * Patagonia, Argentina
Winemaking might not be the first thing one considers when surveying Patagonia's breathtaking array of mountains, lakes, glaciers and deserts, however, since the mid-1990s, this part of the world has proven itself a successful grower of cool climate grape varieties. Malbec here enjoys the semi-arid, desert vineyards that benefit from constant sun and cooling breezes. Intense plum and cassis aromas are tinged with wood and cocoa spice nuances. Full-bodied, yet well-structured, it's great with barbecued lamb.