Wines of the week: Bodegas Castro Martin Albariño 2012; Domaine Astruc Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012; Argento Malbec 2013
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 27 April 2014
Bodegas Castro Martin Albariño 2012
Great credit to M&S to be stocking Albariño from this family-owned ancient estate in the Rias Baixas in north-western Spain. Zesty, medium-bodied and full of flavours of pears and quince, it is almost perfectly designed for the bountiful local fish and, particularly, shellfish, while it is also fine for sushi. £11.99, Marks & Spencer
Domaine Astruc Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012
Part of an excellent range of single varietals from a Paul Mas-owned Languedoc estate, bucking the local tradition of blended wines. Concentrated, pure Cabernet Sauvignon, New World-influenced, but a whiff of southern French hillsides. Good with red meats and tomato-based pasta. £8.80, addisonwines.com
Argento Malbec 2013
Just time today to catch up on some decent one-third discount offers at Majestic, of which the reliable Malbec is one of the best deals. Typical Malbec freshness, coupled with some lovely ripe brambly flavours, with a hint of spice in the mix. £6.66 (each for two bottles as part of a purchase of six mixed bottles, until tomorrow; normally £9.99), majestic.co.uk
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