This is Claymore’s first release of their Cabernet Malbec blend under the London Calling label. Some may remember its predecessor, when it was 100% Merlot, well make way for this bolder beauty.
It hits the mark with plump dark fruits, violets, leafy notes and liquorice.
We just love this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The Cabernet brings structure with big tannins and classic varietal aspects of blackcurrant, cassis, liquorice and herbal notes. While the Malbec provides juicy plump plum and a mid-palate richness that entwines and harnesses the structure given by Cabernet.
The name: in the 1940s Ken Maxwell used to tend to some Malbec vines using a
single furrow plough pulled by a draft horse. Each day at noon, a
neighbouring winery blew their steam whistle to signify lunch time. The
horse, hearing this, would stop dead in its tracks for a rest, and
nothing would get him started until an hour later, when he would resume
The colour is vibrant magenta with hints of black cherry and prunes in the
aroma. Whilst the palate shows classic varietal characters of mulberry and plum and finishes with smooth velvety tannins.