Mi Terruno Uvas 2017 Malbec

Mi Terruno Uvas 2017 MalbecHow was your Malbec World Day?

Mr Spittoon and I had a pretty good night and no sign of wine flu today either, which is great.

We cracked into this #thetcwineclub bottle of Mi Terruno ‘Uvas’ 2017 Malbec from the Mendoza region in Argentina. To match we cooked up some beautiful smoky peppery steaks and had homemade steak sandwiches. So good!! Continue reading

Grace Farm 2017 Malbec Margaret River

Grace Farm 2017 Malbec Margaret River

I love wine for 2 reasons. It evokes excitement (especially if I’m trying something new) and it evokes memories.

This bottle of Grace Farm 2017 Malbec from WA’s Margaret River region evoked memories of an A-MAZING Grace Farm dinner I went to at Petite Mort in 2017. It was at this dinner that winemaker, Jono, told us about the challenging vintage of 2017 and that the grapes were picked nearly 3 weeks later than normal. He advised us to keep an eye out for 2017 Margaret River wines as they’ll be interesting. Continue reading

Small Change Wines Road Trip Rosé 2018

I love a good rosé and when I picked this Small Change Wines ‘Road Trip’ 2018 Malbec Rosé for this months TC Wine Club I knew it’d be destined to be enjoyed with a bbq dinner.

Small Change Wines Road Trip Rose 2018‘A small change, but a good one’ is the motto for this winery. Thanks to The Wine Gallery’s tasting note with this bottle, I found out that Small Change Wines invest in a micro-finance organisation called KIVA which loans money to businesses who accelerate female education programs around the world. Continue reading

The Edward Cullen Grape – Malbec

The Edward Cullen Grape – Malbec

A couple of weeks ago, I attempted to match human personalities to grape characteristics. Completely unintentionally I suggest the Twilight hero Edward Cullen to suit the profile of Malbec – something to do with its dark, sexy, mysterious nature. Did I mention sexy??

Okay, it could possibly be a coincidence that I have a sickly teenage crush on both the subjects concerned here but I do have a good reason behind at least one of these.
About a year ago I was introduced to the Terrazas de los Andes Winemaker – Gustavo Sanchez. It could have been the South American accent or the vertigo I was experiencing from being on the 63rd floor of a lush new Dubai hotel – but I fell hook line and sinker for this Argentinean, Mendoza Valley vineyard. The hook came in the form of the most beautifully amazing, aromatic and inky wine – Afincado Malbec 2004. Of course my taste buds fell in love with the rarest of their range, the wine that is only produced in the best of years. E.g. The wine, which I will most likely not be able to afford!It was this wine that made me stop and realise that all these years I’ve simply just been flirting with Malbec, when really it should have been – me + a bottle or 2 + a heavenly fire-place and heck maybe a South American version of Edward Cullen to keep toping up my glass.I swear I can still smell the black cherries and plums jumping from the glass. On the palate even though it was extremely rich and full-bodied, the tannins seemed to melt in your mouth. It is a lot more approachable than the French Malbecs, without losing that brilliant fruit spectrum – its velvet to the taste buds.

At approximately US$45 – it’s a small price to pay for an Edward Cullen substitute and it won’t cause any jealousy with the boyfriend/husband either.

If you’re keen to learn more about Malbec, be sure to check out my Malbec grape profile.