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HJ Fabre Barrel Selection Patagonia Malbec 2017


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  • 92pts, Tim Atkin, 2019
  • 92pts, International Wine Challenge, 2019
  • Silver, International Wine Challenge, 2019
  • 90pts, Descorchados Wine Guide, 2019
  • Silver, Argentina Wine Awards, 2017
  • 94pts, Argentina Wine Awards, 2017

Superb 94-point Malbec from Bordeaux born Hervé Fabre, who has won oodles of Trophies and Golds since he started. Hervé discovered Argentina in the 1990s and has been championing old-vine Malbec since. Decant and treat like you would a fine claret.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Fabulous texture, impressive concentration, length and balance


Ripe plums, clove scented oak, violets and liquorice

HJ Fabre Barrel Selection Patagonia Malbec 2017

More information

  • 14.5% ABV
  • 10.88 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2026

Argentine Malbec doesn’t get much finer than this. It's from an estate that has won six Decanter Trophies in 3 years, two of them for this Barrel Selection! From a Bordeaux wine family, Hervé came to South America to look for a vineyard and fell in love with old vine Malbec. He not only bought vineyards but also made his home there. Having started in Mendoza, he now has an estate in Patagonia too. He runs his properties like a top Bordeaux château, with an impressive barrel cellar at each. This 94-point red comes from 30 year old Malbec vines grown in Patagonia’s Río Negro. Made like a fine claret and aged for a year in French oak barriques, it's powerful, yet elegant with silky violet and spicy plum fruit. Perfect with beef or with steak.

"Rich and smooth. Lovely wine from Patagonia. Needs a good hour out of the bottle to breathe" Online Review
For the 2016 vintage
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