The New Black

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Malbec has become something of the new kid on the red wine block. The charge has been lead by Argentina for what is their biggest wine varietal export and Australians have happily embraced them and been drinking buckets of the stuff. Argentinean Malbecs made in their sunny Australian style have opened people’s eyes to the variety but let’s lift a glass to those who did it first, the French – whose Malbec is in a class of its own. Malbec’s traditional heartland is in the south west of France in Cahors (pronounced ka – or), where it is known as “the black wine of Cahors” because of its density of colour. For those looking for something more complex, elegant and definitive it has to be the “black wine of Cahors”. And once you go black – there’s no going back. Try these http://www.discovervin.com.au/shop/category/red-wine

BY STEWART WHITE

LARGER HAUT MONPLAISIR PRESTIGE

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