Malbec is one of our best-selling reds, and while it may be the star grape of Argentina, it thrives in other parts of the world as well. Take, for instance, this special release from Australia’s Barossa Valley and Thorn-Clarke, rated a 5-star winery for the last 10 years by top Aussie critic James Halliday. Highly prized Down Under, Thorn-Clarke’s wines are also making a BIG splash here in the U.S. They’ve been named to Wine Spectator’s “Top 100” list three times and caught the eye of the most influential critic of all ...

“Among the greatest red wine values in the marketplace.” – Robert Parker

Crafted in very limited amounts and only in the best years, this bold Malbec honors the Clarke family’s ancestors, who immigrated to Australia in 1837 and began making fine wines at their Clifton property shortly after. This release comes from the exceptional 2016 vintage – a year that critics (like Halliday) are hinting could be counted among Barossa’s most storied.

They’re right – a long, hot Barossa summer and minimal rainfall produced grapes with extremely concentrated flavors. Expect ripe dark fruit, with a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel. “1837” will be delicious alongside a juicy cut of steak (Malbec’s classic match), roast rack of lamb or firm, aged cheeses.

We’ve got very few cases of this special release. Order soon to ensure your share.