Hickinbotham Mr. Grant Malbec 2021


Malbec 99%. Cab Franc 1%. This is the first release of this wine and certainly won’t be the last. This is powerful stuff. Ripe, concentrated fruit and that glorious shade of inky magenta that only Malbec can provide. Juby notes of redcurrant and salted red plum, with a lightly woven knit of spice and musk lolly. Cardamon, cinnamon and ruby red fruits – it’s like a journey down the silk route full of heady opulence and swaying bejewelled rose hips. Tannins are chewy and morish, weighted perfectly in line with the power of the fruit which is gently nestled in 60% new oak. It seems sizeable, but this fruit can hold it with ease. One of those wines you sip and forget to spit.