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Extra Special Uco Valley Malbec

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This Argentinian Malbec from the Uco Valley in Mendoza, a 2020 vintage produced by Bodega Norton, Argentina, was awarded a Bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2023.

The wine has aromatic scents of violets and liquorice on the nose and displays a typical Malbec purple hue. Its French oak ageing and 14.5% alcohol content contribute to a well-rounded, smooth and full-bodied profile. Upon tasting, the palate is met with rich blackberry fruit flavours, complemented by a subtle spiciness that enhances its complexity. It’s slightly more tannic and fruitier than some other Malbecs, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

This Malbec is one of Asda’s pricier offerings. Bottled at Bodega Norton, it maintains a quality that is often missed in supermarket bulk-shipped Malbecs. Usually priced around £10, it was a real bargain at £7.50, thanks to a 25% discount. However, it’s important to note that its current price is £12 at the time of writing. It’s definitely worth considering when available at lower prices.