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Estancia de Carodilla Malbec 2005

Friday, September 28th, 2007

willy-willy4.jpg is the Eva Peron of Argentinian varieties and its presence on a label has done much for the category of the premium production nation on the South American continent. Whilst Chile often delivers incredibly on value, packs in value with value added by diversity – especially in its ownership and complete creative license with the Malbec grape.

Insofar as Southern hemisphere sport is concerned – Argentina certainly holds its own on the Rugby field, but in the field of Malbec Argentina writes the rules.

The de Carodilla Malbec 2005 has a Medoc characteristic to it, with a rustic smokiness and distinct taste veins of strawberry and currents that course through the wine-dark juice. I’m reminded of the profile of certain Central Otago Pinot Noirs – except it delivers at a fraction of the price and much wider availability.

In an Argentinian wine-rugby club, anything with Malbec makes the side.

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Backsberg Elbar, 2005

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

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Anything associated with ‘Back’ be it Charles Back, Backsberg, Fairview, MAN Vintners or Senga Wines is tipped for greatness. I’m out of my league drinking such a , as it runs circles around my 5 year old palate being predominately , with lashings of , a dollop of Mourvedre, essences of , a taste of Petit Verdot and smatterings of and . This is a melange of in one and thus is one to drink with intrigue and wonder, a of such integration is a symbol of the new and a pleasure to drink.

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