Bremerton Special Release Malbec 2010 (Langhorne Creek, SA)
14.5%, Screwcap, $24
Apparently this uses ‘Demptos Hungarian oak which adds a complementary refined spice note’. I immediately saw Demptos and thought Demtel, which had me thinking about what has happened to Tim Shaw of late (apparently he’s writing books about becoming a sales superhero. Or such).
Regardless of the distinct lack of free steak knives I took quite a shine to this. It a lovely purple sort of a beast full of Ribena, blueberries/boysenberries and some nice, slightly bitter fruit tannins and a warm heart.
A big wine but a sweet and luscious one, it avoids some of the desiccation of some Langhorne Creek reds and instead surges forward with a mulberry
sauce richness and lusciousness. Like a big, rich bowl of berries though not necessarily sweet. I rather
like the lusciousness of it all. Very solid. Easy recommendation.
Drink: Now – 2016+