Malbec is a very interesting variety with a distinctive flavour profile that is a useful addition to ones armoury. The Bordelaise call it 'Cot'. We are impressed with Malbec, so much so that we have expanded the plantings in that part of the Three Hills property we called 'Ophir'. Ophir was the place King Solomon obtained exotic imports namely, silver, gold, apes, ivory, and peacocks. We have similar expectations, however instead of arriving in trireme, the exotics arrive in 750 ml bottles.
AROMA: Displays mulberry, blueberry, violets, dark cherry and stewed red fruit, with notes of choc mint, coffee and rum & raisin.
PALATE: A big, rich wine with sweet fruit and incredible density - it’s almost juicy on the palate. The flavours are primarily of dark fruits such as blackberry, black currant and mulberry with notes of cola, plum skin, black jubes, dark chocolate and cedary oak. It is a tight elegant wine with soft, velvety tannins.
VARIETY: 97.0% Malbec & 3.0% Cabernet Sauvignon.
ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 14.2%, Titratable Acidity: 6.5g/L, pH: 3.46, Residual Sugar: < 0.1 g/L.