Argento, Artesano Organic Malbec Cabernet-Franc 2021

(2023) From Argentina's biggest producer of organic-certified wines, this Fairtrade blend is 70% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Franc coming from the high-altitude Luján de Cuyo district. Twenty percent of the wine was fermented in French and American oak, with 30% of the Cabernet component also aged in new French oak. The Cabernet Franc adds a really pleasing leafiniess and green olive herbaceousness on the nose, over plummy black fruit aromas. There's a smoky, light char from the barrels. In the mouth the sweetness of the fruit powers through, glossy blackcurrant and plump black cherry, with creamy tannins, good balancing acidity, and the oak in-filling bass notes in the finish. Really well done at such a modest price. Watch the video for more information. (In 400 Sainsbury’s stores and online)

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