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Wine of the Week: Viña Cobos, Felino Malbec 2012, Argentina

03/02/2014 16:16 GMT | Updated 05/04/2014 10:59 BST

Partner and consultant winemaker for Viña Cobos in Mendoza in Argentina is Paul Hobbs of California, ex-winemaker for the glamorous Opus One, and who now brings a wonderful sheen of class and near perfection to all of the wines he makes.

On the nose this is a gloriously pure expression of Malbec with violet, plum and cherry, and a layer of classy, creamy oak. On the palate this is so smooth, so svelte (the Barry White of red wines!) flooded with ripe and seductive berry fruit, but underpinned by silky tannic structure and well-balanced acidity that carries the 14.5% alcohol well.

Watch the video for a map, more details, and food matching suggestions though of course steaks and anything of the char-grill his heaven-sent with Malbec. It's not cheap, at between £12.99 and £13.99 from a whole range of independent wine merchants. Se all stockists on wine-searcher.

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