Bellwether Malbec 2018 - Wrattonbully
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
Bellwether winemaker Sue Bell is a bit of a mover and shaker in the Australian wine industry with an impressive reputation. Based in Coonawarra, she handcrafts an array of wines from Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
Her palate is particularly formidable and widely revered by her peers! Duxing the notoriously difficult Len Evans Tutorial wine exam, which few Aussie winemakers (or anyone) have achieved.
This delicious and easy-drinking Wrattonbully Malbec stood out for us at a recent tasting with Sue, and given the popularity of Malbec in our store, we jumped on it!
Eat your heart out Argentina.. this is a lovely Aussie Malbec!
Our Notes: Medium weight. There’s a coolness here showing some floral violet lift and subtle earthy soil tones, with blue fruit at the fore alongside some darker spectrum macerated small black cherry and plum. Although the palate is quite dense and brooding, it still seems somewhat restrained and energetic. The tannins kick in with a bit of air, but they remain unobtrusive and supporting elements gently shaping the lovely fruit and enhancing the supple mouthfeel. Not a wine to ponder on too deeply but absolutely smashable and delicious!
When Constellation decided to sell (or mothball) its large Padthaway winery, built by Hardys little more than 10 years previously at a cost of $20 million, chief winemaker Sue Bell was summarily retrenched. In quick succession she received a $46,000 wine industry scholarship from the Grape Wine Research Development Council to study the wine industry in relation to other rural industries in Australia and overseas, and its interaction with community and society.
She also became Dux of the Len Evans Tutorial, her prize an extended trip through Bordeaux and Burgundy. She had decided to stay and live in Coonawarra, and the next stroke of good fortune was that a beautiful old shearing shed at Glenroy in Coonawarra came on the market it will be her winery and cellar door.
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