I bought the Marq Malbec expecting to find a pleasant, juicy, and easy going Malbec. But let me tell you, I find much more in the glass. It is a serious wine, in the shape of great Cabernet or even worthy of Bordeaux quality. It has the Malbec juicy, red fruits along with tobacco and cedar, violets and leather. The palate is structured, the juice is contained in a corset of tannins, it is so elegant and refined. Honestly, I am still reeling at the quality and class that this wine offers.
In essence, Marq Wines is the story of a highly accomplished winemaker at the top of his game, taking time out to make exactly the sort of fine, intriguing wine he loves to drink. Mark Warren has almost 30 Western Australian vintages under his belt. He is the long-standing head winemaker for Happs, and is a champion of the true potential for diversity in Margaret River. Marq Wines explores the potential of alternative varieties and unusual winemaking methods.
Three hours south of Perth is this land of Cabernet and Chardonnay. Right on the ocean, the climate allows the grapes to mature slowly on the vine. The wines are more powerful in the North and more elegant in the south. The best wines are world-class and are priced to reflect this.
A native to South-West France especially in the underappreciated Cahors and a minor player in Bordeaux. It has long been the star of Argentina. Known for making Intense, tannic, dark-fruited wines with nice acidity. Perfect match for a country that consumes a lot of meat.