Malbec World Day: Our 15 favorite malbecs from the last 10 years - JamesSuckling.com (2023)

For me every day is Malbec Day so I really don’t see the point of celebrating a Malbec World Day today. But just to add a little excitement to the festivities, here arethe15bestmalbecwinesever tasted atJamesSuckling.com since I began the company in 2010.

It shouldbe nosurprise thatArgentina dominates the best of the best but you might be surprised to see an ancient vinemalbecfromthe winery ofNeyenintheApaltaValley in Chile and an exoticmalbecfrom one of the legendary wineries of Australia,Wendouree.

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Three producers dominate the greatmalbecsof Argentina for us. Catena Zapata’ssingle-parcelmalbecsfrom the high altitudeAdriannaVineyard inGualtallaryare unique. I love the way the reds have a racy, sleek generosity while a sexy drinkability when young.

Incomparison,VinaCobosCobosMalbecsare more powerful and muscular yet theymaintainform and tone that givesthem energy. American winemaker Paul Hobbs owns and makes the wines atCobos. I bought a magnum of the 2011 in a steak house in Buenos Aires called Don Julio in February and it was stupendous. It was so integrated and poised with driving fine tannins and precise flavors. I brought the empty bottle back to my office in Hong Kong to remember it!

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James enjoys a ‘stupendous’ magnum of Cobos 2011 in Buenos Aires.
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You might knowTerrazas de los Andesfor its excellent value, large productionmalbecsbut its tiny production, handmade parcel wines are stupendoustoo,even though they are hard to find. Owners LVMH give headHervéBirnie-Scottfree rein to craft wines with the soul of great tiny production Burgundies butwiththe flairand attitude of Mendoza.

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SusanaBalbo and her family and theZuccardiclan always push the limits onmalbecas well at every price level.Sotheir inclusion is more than just.

All the wines are expensive ranging from $115 to $400 a bottle. But you don’t have to buy and drink the best and most expensivemalbecto celebrate Malbec World Day.

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