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Mighty Malbec is topping the polls in supermarket popularity

TTD Malbec Reserva High Altitude 2016, Mendoza, Argentina (£13, Sainsbury’s)
Dawn Egan

The Malbec grape has soared in popularity. We love it for everyday drinking and are passionate about the perfumed fruit. Try:

Trapiche Pure Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina (£7.29, The Co-operative, in-store only)

A champion of the grape, Trapiche winery has the pick of some of the best parcels of fruit, and this version brims with dark red fruits including plums and cherries, highlighted by violet-scented

florals and finishing with silky tannins.

Diversity of Terroir Premium Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina (£7.98, Asda)

Richly perfumed with dark cherry and raspberry liqueur, the alluring scents make you want to dive right in. Smooth and berry forward, well integrated tannins firm up the layers of damson, strawberry and sweet, brambly fruits. A good weekday wine to come home to. It would be perfect with chargrilled steak and roasted meats. Another one for the barbecue season

WINE OF THE WEEK

TTD Malbec Reserva High Altitude 2016, Mendoza, Argentina (£13, Sainsbury's)

Full and forward, inviting and intense, this supermarket own label hits all the right notes if you like your Malbec rich and ripe with a subtle use of oak.

Made by the talented winery team at La Casa del Rey, it features waves of spicy damson, cherry and perfumed black fruits, that give way to a vibrant, succulent finish.

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