Met up with my buddy and co-author Sam Harrop today for lunch. We were at Gaucho in Richmond, sitting outside as the swollen Thames flowed by in dappled sunlight, plotting our next moves in wine world domination, and sharing our mutual guilt at having made less progress than we really ought to have made on the book we are working on.
With our rib-eye and empanadas, we drank a really fabulous unoaked Malbec from Colome, the Terruno 2011. This is so fresh, dark, vibrant and juicy, it’s like drinking a really good cask sample. And sometimes that’s just what you want. Youthful essence of ripe Malbec in a glass. Sweet, floral, packed with well defined fruit and utterly, utterly drinkable. It’s almost £50 on the list, but this is the Gaucho we are talking about: very expensive, but very, very good.