Eyes on malbec
Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Malbec 2014, Clare Valley, AUD $30
Clare Valley malbec has a lot going for it. This wine has intense colour and is all-round youthful – in appearance, aroma and taste. It has floral, red fruit aromas laced with pepper, violet, star anise and ginger. Full-bodied and firm, with serious tannins which will see it age superbly. (Screwcap)
Score: 92 ★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com
Ageing: Cellar for two to 15 years.
Food: Pyengana cheddar.
Stockists: www.erineyes.com.au; Porter’s Liquor Balgowlah (NSW); Napier Hotel, Fitzroy (Vic.)
Price Benchmark: AUD $47.50 Avg 92pt 2014 Malbec tasted from Australia