Santa Julia Reserve Malbec


Robert Parker gave this wine 91 points. But he’s like Craig Revel-Horwood on Strictly come Dancing (in the sense that he marks harshly, I hasten to add). I’ve scored it 92 – and would add extra marks for an attractive bottle (good for dinner parties & prospective in-laws) but that would be stupid…

Tasting notes: Deep, intense colour – with violet tints. Initially detected some cherry notes. Hints of black and red fruit. Good texture. Soft tannins.

Wine Colour – Red
Price – £10
Where do I get it from? Sainsburys
Current Vintage – 2016
Producer – Zuccardi
Grape – 100% Malbec
Region/Country – Mendoza/Argentina
Points – 92
Food Pairing: This would go well with the usual beef dishes. We had it with roast pork.


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