Cabernet Malbec 2018 – Black Market Deal #33861
- Rich, full-bodied
- Margaret River
There’s a theory behind the practice of blending other varietals with cabernet in Bordeaux. The vignerons say that cabernet is a bit of a donut on the palate, big and rich around the sides with a hole in the middle. That’s where the other varietals come into play. While malbec isn’t commonly known as a Bordeaux grape, it has a home there. So when this West Australian winemaker followed the path of those classic French winemakers, he was venturing down a well-worn path. The result is a wine with all the varietal hallmarks of cabernet surrounding some extra oomph in the form of earthiness, spice and dark black fruit provided by malbec.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article, absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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- Margaret River
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec
- Serving Temp.
Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...