Otaviano, Penedo Borges Icono, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo 2012

Mendoza may make up 75% of Argentina's Malbec output, but a new generation of producers are ensuring that its style is anything but predictable. Patricio Tapia picks 22 Malbecs to try...

All seems in balance here. It is juicy and firm, with solid, tight tannins but filled with ripe flavours of cassis and violets. Acidity plays a mayor role, offering lightness and crispness.
Price: £26.68 Lea & Sandeman
Drink 2015-2020
Alc 14%