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Monday 25 November 2019

Ridgemill Estate Malbec Mourvèdre 2019

Somewhat unusual blend, I can't recall too many examples where these two are bedfellows. On this showing - as a young, fresh and crunchy style - there should be more of it. Roughly 60/40 split of the two, I joked to winemaker Peter McGlashan that on aroma alone it was worthy of a second date! 

Has that inviting feel, something like bramble and plum with a meaty undertow. Seems to shift and alternate between a savoury bent, and with a more primary offering.

The palate is succulent and juicy, yes unusual bed fellows these may make, but a long and fulfilling relationship - perhaps - on this showing. You can but be charmed by itsjuicy come hither ways, yet with that savoury angle serving as a juxtaposition. A big yes from me. 92

Tasted on: Monday 11th November, a Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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