This April I was invited to a Malbec World Day tasting in Budapest, where most of the malbecs distributed in the country were opened. The standout estate was Zuccardi for me, and this was also the first time I tasted their wines. What an exciting range of malbec! Continue reading
A rarity. Wendouree wines are difficult to get even in their home, Australia, but in Europe it’s basically impossible. I found a few available bottles in a UK online shop many years ago and I’m glad I ordered some, possibly I will never be able to get more. This was my last bottle.
If you are not familiar with the Loire Valley, then it might come as a surprise that Malbec is grown there, and quite a few producers offer it in their assortment. Continue reading
Malbec is a new thing in Hungary and there isn’t much of it planted, but to judge from this example, it has a bright future. This comes from the sunny southern part of the country, Szekszárd, which is famous for its opulent, big and ripe reds, and while I struggle to like the Cabernets and Merlots made there, I simply loved this Malbec.