Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Malbec, famously associated with France and Argentina, grows well in the well-drained warm soils of Hawke's Bay, here, under the clear skies, it develops a good level of ripeness which can be detected on the rich palate. Fermented to complete dryness and unoaked, the wine is a dark purple, almost black, it shows classic spicy blackberry aromas on the nose with notes of liquorice and dark chocolate.
Peps up grilled or roasted beef or lamb dishes.
Silver (2015) International Wine Challenge 2017