Warraroong Estate – 2005 Malbec

Oh Yeah. I love this vineyard.

Warraroong Estate has to be my absolute favorite winery in Australia’s Hunter Valley, come to think of it, probably favorite period. (I’ll save why for another post on their Sav Blanc)
I’ve just polished off the better part of two-thirds of a bottle of the 2005 Warraroong Estate Malbec along with a Lane Cove Gourmet Pizza, Tijuana (Chilli Beef, Pepperoni, Roasted Capsicium /w guacamole & sour cream)

Now, I like to think I’m not a wine-wanker. I know some of those types and their drivel makes me want to spike their next glass with radiator coolant.
I didn’t read the back of the label before I opened this bottle, but to my surprise, after the first slice of pizza and a swill from my glass, I thought I ought to read the label. To my surprise I read “Malbec is a quick developing wine and a great accompaniment to spicy foods”


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Tijuana & Warraroong Estate 2005 Malbec, now a match made in heaven.


Nose: Plum, Charcoal
Palate: Berries, Not too tannic (I hate that feeling as though you bit a green stick from a tree)
Eyes: Ruby Red, as you would want a rock on your finger to look. Deep & luscious.
And with the spicy Tijuana, I had a party on my tongue.

This is one to enjoy, from an unpretentious vineyard in the beautiful Hunter Valley.
My salvation is in the knowledge that there is one last bottle in the cellar awaiting opening.
(Before I drive back up to Warraroong to re-stock)


7 Responses to “Warraroong Estate – 2005 Malbec”

  1. Taxiarhis says:

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll be sure to source a bottle from the local or maybe you can get me one next time you’re up north. I’ll send you my details.

  2. Jacqui says:

    I’m not sure about the Tijuana pizza recomm, but I’m off to Hunter this week and will be “hunting” down this Winery, given that it’s your “favourite, full stop”! I will report back if you are a wine wanker … or not !

  3. LD says:

    You may have difficulty sourcing from a bottle-o. I don’t think they sell direct much. Although they are on the wine list in some of Sydney’s top restaurants.

    I’d be happy to bring you a case back :-)

  4. Jacqui says:

    I actually did get to the Hunter this weekend and met with the owner Bob at Warraroong Estate. He was most pleased to hear that you are advocating his Malbec to friends and sends his personal thanks! :) I have to say though, that with the summer days ahead, my preference was the “Long Lunch” white and bought a case. Next lunch we have, I’ll bring one for you!

  5. Who would’ve thought LD, the influential wine critic. Pretty soon you’ll wield enough influence and power to make or break a winery!

    And LD, how come you never did long lunches with me? I feel so unwanted.

    I know I’m no cute 25 year old (looking) software rep, but come on!

    (Hi Jacqui)


  6. LD says:

    Excellent Jacqui!
    Please to hear it. Hope you gave him a link to the site ;-)

    BTW, did you taste their Sav Blanc? It is REALLY something. Perfect for summer.

  7. LD says:

    DG, Sure I did my share of long lunches with you! How could you forget! (You never bought a bottle of wine tho’)

    How about a lunch next week? You up for one?
    I can come over your way. Or over here?

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