When the 1855 Classification of Medoc in Bordeaux was made, which still defines the hierarchy there today, the most planted grape in Bordeaux was Malbec. It is an indigenous grape to Southwest France, but was wiped out there by the phylloxera root louse in the late 1800s. In fact, the Malbec that is now grown in France had to be brought back there from Argentina, and I don’t think they were given the best clones! Hand picked and sustainably farmed in the high altitude sunshine of the Uco Valley, this version shows the Bordeaux pedigree of the grape. There is fruit, yes, plums and currants, but the fruit is fresh, not jammy, and there is also cedar and graphite and a little hint of green herbs, as well as the signature of the Uco Valley, flowers.