2018 Woodlands Brook Vineyard Malbec

Brambly, dense Malbec from the consistent crew at Woodlands.

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Intense but friendly straight Malbec from Margaret River. Very inky in colour, and this darkness flows through onto a palate that is heavily-laden with brambly fruit, licorice, and rich ripe tannins.

It's a got tobacco and charry notes, heaps of pepper and spice too. Maturation French oak barrels for 18 months.

Slightly left of centre for such as classic Margaret River producer but it's all the better for that. Could do with some time open in the glass, or some softening in the cellar.

We’re big lovers of Malbec at Woodlands. We first bottled Malbec separately in 1993 from the Woodlands Vineyard. In 2002 this wine took on the name “Reserve du Cave” before our grammar was corrected by a French chap to “Reserve de la Cave”. We also bottled a Malbec from the younger vines, the last vintage being 2005. This wine continues this tradition, however being made from Woodlands Brook fruit.

The wine is a stunningly deep dark crimson. The nose shows an array of dark fruits and white spice – classic Malbec. The pallet is bright yet voluptuous, showing a lovely purity of fruit, and lovely weight. The wine finishes with a great balance of fruit and acidity.

92 Points - "A little whiff of Artline Texta and plasticine, black fruit, coffee grinds and pencil, ink and violets. It’s medium-bodied, dark chocolate and pencils kind of deal, melting chocolaty tannin, a ‘mineral’ feel to the clean acidity, black olive and tobacco savoury stuff, and a long finish. It’s a little edgy, in terms of style, but gee, I still like it a lot." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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