How I love a vinous adventure. Argentinian wine is not yet part of my expertise, thus I am enjoying discovering and exploring what the country has to offer. As is the case all over the world, there are lots of cheap and nasty wines here, however, step the budget up over $6 Australian dollars and things get interesting and pleasurable. A delicious bottle of bubbles ($7) preceded a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon ($6) this evening. Both wines were very well balanced, with complex palates and long finishes; fairly classic examples of the varieties but with a definite Argentinian edge – I’m not sure how to describe it, but it’s just a bit different from wines form other parts of the world.
Yesterday’s Malbec in the Art Deco surroundings of Café Rivas was also very nice, even if it was slightly disconcerting to be drinking it from a Martini branded glass!