Plummy richness and satin smoothness – that’s these fabulous Malbecs of Argentina all over. Packed with damson and blackberry fruit, perhaps with a lick of toasty oak, it’s the red wine star of the century. Opi Sadler makes our No. 1 Malbec, while Santa Julia is from the family estate that first planted vines in premium Mendoza over 50 years ago. Armando H is also from Mendoza, but we found fruity Arquero ‘off the beaten track’ in San Juan. Malbec works brilliantly with other grapes too, as shown by bestselling Waxed Bat and The Holdings.