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:…

Isla Negra Sauvignon Blanc

I thought this was good, if not memorable Sauvignon Blanc. Very good value at £5, however and good everyday table wine. This comes from Cono Sur, another branch of Concha y Toro. Tasting notes: Initially detected some sharp, fruit notes. Hints of citrus fruits. Good texture. Dry (but not bone dry). Wine Colour – White…

Argentina – land of Malbec (and more…)

Mendoza We visited Mendoza in Autumn 2016 and spent 5 days tasting a range of wine. The region – and indeed country – is synonymous with Malbec – but there was so much more on offer… Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes, in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, vineyards are planted at the some of…