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Coopers Creek Saint John Malbec

Oh lordy! Trophy NZ red, outrageously slashed!

Coopers Creek Saint John Malbec

2013, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • The winery has slashed the price on this Trophy winning NZ red - take advantage while you can!
  • Trophy & Gold Champion Other Red (Bragato Wine Awards), 5 Stars (Raymond Chan), 5 Stars (Sam Kim), 92/100 (Bob Campbell MW), 4 Stars (Michael Cooper MW)
  • From the 2013 "vintage of a lifetime" in Hawke's Bay
  • "Sweet, almost succulent dark berry and plum flavours, with an appealingly spicy finish" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • RRP $29.99


    Oh lordy! The winery has slashed the price of their Trophy & Gold winning Saint John Malbec (from the legendary 2013 vintage!) – take advantage while you can!

    The guys at Coopers Creek have had great success over the years with some of their more experimental grape types. Malbec is a grape known to love the hot, dry climates of South America (especially Argentina) – Coopers Creek thought they’d have a stab at growing this grape on one of their vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, formerly owned by a dude called St John Yorke.

    From the legendary 2013 Hawke’s Bay vintage (some critics and winemakers called it the “vintage of a lifetime“) the long, hot summer was perfect conditions for the Malbec grape. So, they’d they do? Well, pretty bloody well by the list of gongs and critics scores…

    Trophy Champion Other Red – Bragato Wine Awards (2016)
    Gold medal – Bragato Wine Awards (2016)
    5 Stars – Raymond Chan
    5 Stars – Sam Kim
    92/100 – Bob Campbell MW
    4 Stars – Michael Cooper MW

    That’s off the back of being Cuisine magazine’s number one “Specialty NZ Red” for the previous two vintages as well!

    Don’t spill this wine on the carpet – it’s a dense, black inky colour that’ll need more than the Rug Doctor to get rid of the stain! The wine is packed with loads of juicy dark berry fruits, a bit of spice and a silky texture. This is a classy wine and an outrageously good price for a Trophy winning NZ red!

    You’ll find beef, lamb or venison in rich sauces will be the best food match for a wine like this.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Raymond Chan 5 Stars
    Sam Kim 5 Stars
    Michael Cooper 4 Stars
    Bragato Champ Class
    Bragato Gold
    NZIWS Silver

    Sottano Reserva Malbec
    Sottano Reserva Malbec
    2014, Mendoza
    Sam Kim 5 Stars


    IWSC Silver


    Coopers Creek Guido In Velvet Pants Montepulciano
    same brand
    Michael Cooper 4 Stars
    Bragato Silver