Langton's Malbec Discovery 6-Pack
Dark in colour, robust in tannin and showing juicy black fruit with nose full of violets, Malbec differs from region to region. This mixed six pack explore the South West of France in and around Cahors where Malbec has found a new home and Mendoza, the epicentre of Argentinian wine. There’s also the Malbec from Australia where, in Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale have pioneered the planting of the grape to give the wines of Mendoza a run for their money.
Catena Zapata Malbec, Mendoza 2015
"Healthy red-ruby. Inky aromas of blackberry, licorice and tar, with some leathery funkiness. Smooth and subtly sweet but with brisk acidity to frame its flavors of tart red berries… This and the basic Cabernet are vinified and aged mostly in tank.”
Stephen Tanzer July 2017.
Familia Zuccardi Aluvional Malbec, Altamira 2012
“The 2012 Aluvional Altamira is pure Malbec planted at 1,100 meters with big boulders and a high chalk content. It has a great sense of harmony, a little reticent and backward, but offers pure, delineated and intense aromas of crushed violets, blood orange and red berries with a strong earthy feeling running through.”
94 points, Luis Gutierrez for Robert Parker
Clos La Coutale Cahors, South West France 2015
“Fruit-forward, soft and fleshy with pure blackcurrant and blueberry fruit on both nose and palate. Dark berry flavours and plummy notes precede soft tannins, cleansing acidity and a long finish.”
Christophe Priddle, Langton’s Portfolio Manager
Château Du Cedre 'Heritage', Cahors 2015
“Behind its dark, ruby colour and violet hints, the Héritage hides intense smells of cassis, violet and spices. Straightforward on the palate, with pure and clear acidity, wrapped in mellowness. Altogether, this gives a good length to the wine.”
Winery Tasting Notes
Bleasdale Vineyard Second Innings Malbec, Langhorne Creek 2016
"Varietal malbec. Langhorne Creek. Reasonable asking price. Good track record. Good start. No complaints here. It offers a power of fruit without being excessive and avoids simplicity without over-complicating things... Nicely done. Balance is spot on."
91 points, Campbell Mattinson
Coates Robe Vineyard The Malbec, 2015
“A bright vermilion, this juicy and full weighted malbec embraces the pulpy, bouncy, snap-crackle-pop nature of the variety... As with the other wines in the stable, this was fermented under the aegis of ambient yeast, unfined and unfiltered."
93 points, Ned Goodwin