Domaine Bousquet -
Ever wondered what you get for spending extra on your bottles of wine?
Then try these three superb Malbec wines which go from £10.75 to £13.95 to £19.75 per bottle. Why not do your own test on Good, Better, Best?
Featuring two bottles of each of the Malbecs from Domaine Bousquet. Their ‘Premium’, ‘Reserve’ and top-level ‘Gran’ Malbecs are great examples of what you get as you spend a bit more. The wines are all made at Domaine Bousquet in Tupungato, in the Andean foothills outside of Mendoza. The grapes are sorted according to quality, and fewer bottles are made of the more expensive wines. This accounts for some of the cost increase, but there are other factors such as oak- and bottle-ageing that will affect the price. The Premium Malbec receives six months ageing in a mixture of French and American oak and four months bottle-ageing. The Reserve is in French oak for six months, and a further six months in bottle. The Gran Malbec uses the best grapes from the most mature vines and sees twelve months in new French oak barrels and a minimum of twelve more months in bottle.
It’s only you who will know if a higher spend is worth, and you’ll certainly realise what extra you are getting if you try and compare these wines.