Charlotte’s Kristensen’s World Malbec Day winners

It’s World Malbec Day this Wednesday (17 April) – your perfect excuse to indulge in steak and red wine. While Argentina shines for its Malbecs, let’s not forget the grape’s French roots. Known for its rich blend of dark cherry, plum and chocolate notes, it’s a perennial favourite, gracing wine lists around the world.

To celebrate this beloved wine, pair it with a delicious steak and chimichurri – or simply sample a few global variations.

DV Catena Malbec Mendoza 2021 (13.5%), £13, Sainsbury’s.

A whiff of this wine, from Malbec powerhouse Catena, will have you firing up the grill to cook juicy cuts. Classic, plush – it’s a real crowd pleaser.




Abbotts & Delaunay ‘Les Fleurs Sauvages’ Malbec 2021 (13%), £11.99,

 With its notes of dense, dark fruit and a spicy finish, this velvety number from sunny Pays d’Oc in southern France is like a warm embrace in a glass. 




 Here & There Malbec Swartland 2022 (14%), £9.95, 

Punching above its weight, price-wise, this characterful South African number brims with floral hints of violet and fresh plums – ideal for those after a slightly lighter style.




Specially Selected Organic Argentinian Malbec 2022 (14%), £7.49, Aldi. 

Here’s a great-value organic Malbec, with layers of blackberry and cherry. Ideal with hearty, casual dishes – like spaghetti bolognese.