Capitulo by Odfjell, 2012

Very nice blend from the Maipo Valley. Soft, earthy with a large mouthfeel. Slight touch of sediment. Complimented the M&S Mustard and Leek Chicken Pie Meal Deal we had with Amy & Amber who were visiting overnight.

From a bin end case from

Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina, 2013

Malbec _ 160714 F

Part of the Exquisite collection from Aldi which Robbie introduced to our Saturday lunch.

Big punchy typical Malbec that suggests there’s more to Argentina worth seeking out.

Aldi tasting notes here:


Malbec _ 160714

Man O’War Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2008

Man O’War Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2008 Waiheke Island New Zealand

20130827-220310.jpgWaiheke Island is an island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand which looks more like a Polynesian Hideaway than a working vineyard. This wine is the Man O’War vineyard’s bordeaux blend: 42% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 19% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Very nice it is too. Dark blackcurrant colour, sweet tang from the Merlot, followed by rich fruit, dry rich mouth, tar macadam after taste.

O’Briens exclusive / Irish Distributor. Slightly pricey.