Fans of Opi Sadler’s terrific Waxed Bat and eponymous Opi Malbec will be delighted with the arrival of this suave, velvety red. Opi has a passion for trains and named this new release after Argentina’s first railway line, which ran from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. There the steam locomotive would stop, load up with barrels, and return to the capital with its precious cargo of wine. You can still see the buffers that mark the end of the line. Opi uses all handpicked grapes taken from mature, high altitude vines in Maipú, hence you get that lovely smooth ripeness balanced by a bite of juicy freshness. It’s a delightful red on its own and a versatile wine with food. Sausage and mash, casseroles or barbecues – it sits happily alongside them all.