Malbec wine characteristics draw inspiration from the contrasting weather of the Andean highlands that are warm by day and cold by night. As a result, this moderately full-bodied wine possesses a rich, inky hue and tannins ranging from smooth to moderately strong. Berry flavours such as cherries and plums contribute to a Malbec wine’s fruity flavour
, but the wine’s earthy and woody influences include exotic notes of black pepper and chocolate. Malbec is also said to flourish in the Bordeaux region of France, sharing the earthy flavours of its Argentinian cousin, albeit with distinct notes of vanilla.