Georges Malbec 2019
A single vineyard Malbec, from the Bass Hill Vineyard, this shows another side of the Clare Valley. It is fast forging a reputation as a region where varieties which struggle to achieve anything more than a minor role as a blending component are actually stepping up to the spotlight. Great to see. The wine sees maturation in French oak barriques, 40% of them new. This is a deep but vibrant red. We have black and red fruit notes intermingling – raspberries, cherries, blackcurrants, spices and tobacco leaves. Thanks to good focus, medium length and firm tannins, this is an attractive example of what Malbec can achieve. Enjoy it any time over the next decade.