A wonderful red wine that I came across at a meal in Gaucho’s and was described by the waiters as the best wine on their menu and their personal favourite. I loved it. Enrique Foster Malbec Reserva is smooth, tasty and ever so good with a large steak. A touch call to decide between this and my own favourite from Gaucho, their own Vina Patricia. Extremely drinkable and very tasty.

Enrique Foster Malbec Reserva “is a huge wine, deep red violet with dark fruit aromas, firm structure, full-bodied, long finish. Excellent with rich spiced dishes, strong cheeses, roast or grilled meats, tuna, salmon and chocolate.”

About the Enrique Foster vineyard: “At present, we have two Malbec vineyards located in what is generally acknowledged to be the world’s best terrain for the Malbec grape, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Our vineyards sit at an elevation of 3000 feet above sea level on the eastern flank of the Andes, with hot days, cold nights and little rain. The first vineyard, in Carrodilla, where we have built our winery, consists of 30 acres of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines planted in 1919 and the second, in Las Compuertas, has 20 acres of less venerable vines planted in 1966. In 2010 we acquired an additional 60 acres of Malbec vines planted in 1939 in Medrano, a traditional source of fine grapes in Mendoza.”

A little pricey but good for a treat. Enjoy!

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