Ernesto Catena Padrillos Malbec 2016 $22 (4 stars)

It was SO exciting to open this new vintage of one of my favourite wines from last year to see that it’s just as delicious, albeit better than the 2014.  Fresh acidity, perfectly prickly alcohol and layers of dark berries, cocoa powder, roast beetroot and a squeak of tobacco.  ‘Padrillos’ means ‘stallion’ in Spanish, named […]

Yvonne Lorkin Wine Column for week beginning Sat 28 Oct 2017

Crippled by tradition I could feel myself slipping.  The grass was too slick, the angle of the bank too angular and my choice of footwear completely unsuitable.  And no, I wasn’t teetering around in stiletto’s and an ill-behaved fascinator searching for a cross-country shortcut to the port-a-loos at the Labour Day races.  I was, in […]

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