2021 Basket Pressed Malbec


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Colour: Deep inky crimson.

Bouquet: Blueberries, Mulberries with vanilla bean pods and a touch of earthy forest floor.

Palate: Lovely juicy blackberries and dark cherries marry nicely with dark chocolate making a black forest gateaux. Sweet fruit notes are balanced harmoniously with a subtle acidity and ultra-fine tannins. An elegant fruit rich Malbec that will develop more with time.  

"Ripe, juicy and loaded with bright red fruits augmented with a little chocolate and light leaf. It's a classic malbec, with its smooth medium body displaying so much of what this variety is all about. There's a fleshy vibrant middle palate that carries effortlessly to a tidy lifted finish. I love drinking these wines when the are relatively young."

92 Points 2023 WA Wine Review – Ray Jordan

2021 Vintage Rating 9/10: After a very dry 2020 winter, bud burst was early for all varieties. Spring was wetter than average so protection from disease was critical with timely applications of organic sprays when the weather permitted all the way to December. Finally the sun came out at the right time to accelerate ripening of the lower than normal crop load. This was a blessing as harvest approached significant rain events occurred. Hard work in the vineyard opening the canopy for air flow and small crops got all varieties to optimum ripeness with pristine fruit. Marri Blossom was late and netting was required to stop bird damage.