Malbec 'Original' 2015, Anne de Joyeuse, IGP Languedoc
A really superb Malbec. Supple yet serious and a match for its Argentinean rivals!
An award winner at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 - ‘Blackcurrant, with earthy, toasted aromas; still needs time but will drink now with red meats,’ said Jonathan Kleeman of The Ritz Hotel, with Alejandro Icart of Fera at Claridge’s adding: ‘Nice cherry fruit, soft tannins and good fresh acidity.’
Although most often associated with Argentina, Malbec is actually native to Southern France where it is called ‘Cot’. This modern, forward-thinking winery has a long history and is named after Anne de Joyeuse (Anne of Happiness!!) who was actually a man!! He was a close friend and confidante of Henry III of France and died in 1575.