Amalaya Malbec 2021: best price for Decanter World Wine Awards winner, awarded 95 points: superb Malbec from Salta, Argentina: case of 12 bottles delivered

Original price was: £200.00.Current price is: £129.00.

To score a Platinum Medal in the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards is an accolade awarded to few wines in the world. For example, only 1% of the 16,518 wines blind tasted by the world’s leading Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers achieved this honour this year, most going to Italy, France and Spain. But this year our 2021 vintage Argentinian Malbec, Amalaya, from Calchaquí Valley Salta, achieved 95/100—Platinum Medal status—and it is sensational, particularly at the CountryClubuk price.

The DWWA judges noted: ‘Perfumed, attractive nose with layers of spice, crunchy strawberries, ripe red plums and fresh violets. Vibrant on the palate with a lovely freshness in harmony with a dense chocolatey character, ending in an elegant spicy finish.’ It’s intense and long, truly delicious, and through CountryClubuk t’s an unbeatable El Snippo!

This intense, fruit-driven wine is from high altitude vineyards in Cafayate in the heart of the Calchaquí Valley, the highest wine region in the world. The climate is very dry, with just 150 millimetres of rain in an average year and huge temperature fluctuations of around 20°C. The soils are rocky, poor and sandy so the roots of the vines are forced to dig deep to find the vital nutrients and water they need, which results in fruit with highly concentrated flavour.

This wonderful winery has a knack of translating the breathless altitude, rugged landscape and fierce sun into intense yet balanced wines.

It is a perfect wine for herby and tomato-based dishes, with meat baked with roasted vegetables, pasta with ragu, potato and meat pie, pizza, eggs fried crispy or served as omelettes, as well as with dark chocolate.

85% Malbec, 10% Tannat, 5% Petit Verdot. Alcohol level: 13.9%.

Case of 12 bottles. Free UK mainland delivery.

RRP £200 plus delivery. CCUK Members £129 including UK mainland delivery (courier surcharge for Highlands & Islands).

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