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Finca Flichman Paisaje de Tupungato Cabernet Malbec Merlot, Mendoza 2008 $48 A big, powerful, quite tannic red blend from one of Argentina’s top producers. There are minty, floral and squashed raspberry aromas giving it a lifted bouquet. A hint of walnut, too. The palate is

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Bodegas Trapiche Finca Las Palmas Gran Reserva Malbec, Mendoza 2010 $38 This is a crackerjack malbec at a very reasonable price considering the quality. Impressively deep colour and a powerful bouquet featuring smoky charred oak and black fruits. Full-bodied and powerful, with concentration and extract.

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Malbec grape has magical allure

This Thursday is World Malbec Day, a day nominated by Argentina’s winemakers, but surely a day to celebrate the wine, wherever the grapes were grown. It’s worth reflecting on Argentinian malbec, which is one of the great winemaking phenomena of our time – along with Marlborough sauvignon blanc and Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon. All three are wines which have turned the wine world on its head.

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Terrazes de los Andes Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza 2010 $30 From one of Argentina’s outstanding wineries, this has a deep, dark colour and earthy, herbal and red-fruit aromas, full-bodied and attacking on the palate with strong tannins which coat the mouth. It demands food and/or