Pablo Y Walter Malbec, 2012
After finishing my first article not too long ago I felt that it would be unfair of me to just end today's news on an introduction. So I’ve decided that the best thing to do, would be to write a review of what has been my favourite wine so far of 2012.
The wine is produced by Walter Bressia (a previous winemaker for Nieto Senetiner) and Eric Monnin. The wine itself was purely a little pet project for the two, where they wanted to create a unique Mendozan Malbec, but one that was still great value. The wine is produced from 25 year old vines in the Lujan de Cuyo region of Mendoza. It is blended with 10% of Bressia's Monteagrelo Malbec, making the wine STILL 100% Malbec that hasn't been influenced by anyone but the two renowned producers.
So, as many of you may have guessed by now, the country of origin is Argentina, and the region is Mendoza. It is 14.5% abv, and that 14.5% is nothing short of a vibrant celebration of Mendoza as it is, how it was, and what it will be. The colour and intensity of the label doesn't leave the wine in the shadows, as the big, ripe, juicy red berry flavours of the wine burst onto the palate. Following the initial burst of fruity flavours is a gorgeously dark chocolate note, which when combined with the subtle oak, rounds the wine off exceptionally; producing a rich and velvety wine with a long bloody finish to match.
This wine should be retailed at around £10 a bottle depending on the retailer, but you'll struggle to find it at less than £9.99, which I guarantee you to be outstanding value for money. And if you're thinking about dining with this wine, I would strongly recommend a cliche, big, juicy steak or a meal that is chorizo based; with a vegetarian option in mind, think grilled or roasted vegetables, drizzled in olive oil and COVERED in garlic.
Thank you for reading, and ENJOY!