Audrey Wilkinson Winemaker’s Selection Malbec, Hunter Valley 2014 $65
A surprise packet: an excellent malbec from the Hunter. Deep, bright colour and clean, ripe, bright aromas of dark fruits, the palate medium to full-bodied and bold. It’s young, powerful and just a little unready: even a year or two’s aging will pay dividends. (Screw cap; 13.5 per cent alcohol.) Score 92 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing? Cellar for two to 20 years.
Food idea: Aged Parmesan cheese.
Stockists: www.audreywilkinson.com.au and cellar door: 02 4998 1866.