6x Saartjie Malbec 2020

R1110,00 incl. VAT

6x Saartjie Malbec 2020

A luscious rich purple shade. Beautifully complex flavours of black cherry, plums, violets and hints of spice on the palate. Well balanced with accessible supple tannins. Enjoy now or within a few years.

Awards: Tim Atkin MV 2022 – 90/100,  2022 Malbec Challenge: GOLD,  4-star Platter rating

Description

Normally your Malbec grape tends to have an inky dark color and robust tannins. This award-winning Saartjie Malbec does not disappoint with its luscious, rich purple shade in your glass. This thick-skinned grape originates from France and due to its poor resistance to weather and pests, it quickly became common as a blending grape, until recent when wine-lovers got accustomed to the exquisite dark fruit flavours and smoky finish.

This well-balanced wine presents rich blackberry, plum and mulberry flavours with welcomed spicy notes on the palate. You might even pick up hints of dark chocolate while swirling the velvety, dark colors around in your glass.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

Surprisingly, the Malbec doesn’t have a super long finish like the Cabernet Sauvignon. Therefore, your leaner red meats are much more complimentary to this grape. Besides a perfectly prepared ostrich steak, Malbec pairs well with earthy flavours too, such as beef brisket and black pepper beef burgers. Additional recommendations include duck, chicken leg, lamb, beef, ostrich, buffalo, and pork shoulder. The wine also pairs extremely well with strong, funky flavours like blue cheese and rustic flavours like mushrooms and cumin spice, making this an absolute favourite when preparing a cheese platter.