Michael Broadbent fulfills the role of the English, gentleman, wine merchant, perfectly and will be remembered for his classic ‘The Great Vintage Wine Book’ from 1980.
The wines that are in his temple of the best are made from a limited number of varieties and decades ago to appear wise I would have agreed.
Cabernet is the lead in this wine and likely we all agree it is a very fine variety while the other, Malbec does not feature in Broadbent’s masterly work. Times are altering and what defines the classical varieties is no longer obvious.
Back in the pack are many desirable varieties and one we will drink much more of is Malbec. It backs up Cabernet well and in this blend lifts the overall quality much higher.
Excellent wine and a pity we find Malbec so rarely.