Domaine Bousquet Grande Reserve Malbec
An arresting wine which takes your taste buds on a roller-coaster ride! Crammed full of blackberry, damson, pepper, chocolate and spice, there's no end to this wine's ability to please. Twelve months in new French oak enables you to revel in the smooth, velvety richness that this has imparted.
91 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine (2011 vintage)
Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2011 vintage)
88 Points - Decanter Magazine, 'A ripe and sunny Malbec with juicy dark fruit and a dense mocha and sweet spice finish' October 2015 (2013 vintage)
Frenchman Jean Bousquet travelled thousands of miles to find his 'optimum' vineyard location. In Mendoza, Argentina he found a site with, in his words 'idyllic wine-growing precipitation and temperatures, mild during the day and cool at night… situated at a good altitude (1,200 metres above sea level), with fresh air, few funguses, and very permeable sandy and rocky soils… these great attributes give the grapes the possibility to attain an optimum maturation without the risk of rotting and without having to use fungicides'. These perfect conditions combined with knowledge passed down through three winemaking generations makes for wines of exceptional quality.
- Best of the best Review by Carl the younger