Deep ruby-red colour, with aromas of ripe red fruit, spices and black pepper. The palate intensity is complemented by the softness and sweetness of tannins. Full-bodied and well structured.
The 2010 Broquel Malbec is fermented in 70% concrete and 30% stainless steel and then aged in 70% French oak for 14 months. It has a light but well-defined nose of dark cherry and cassis fruit with a smear of creamy oak. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy, chunky black fruit and a clean, pleasing finish of blackberry and strawberry laced with prudent oak to lend some lift. This is a fine, well-priced Malbec. Drink now-2014.