Ash Ridge Premium Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2018 $32

SUCH a pretty ruby-garnet colour and heaving with lifted raspberry, boysenberry, blueberry, oh what the heck, every berry!  There’s a solid, savoury line through this local version of a Bordeaux classic, of an Argentinean champion, and I love the leather and suede textures that come with that.  The acidity is fresh, zesty, yet there’s depth and weight to this new wine that’ll give you a good degree of satisfaction.  Warming, silky, sexy even.