Rod McDonald One Off Hawkes Bay Malbec 2014

£15.75

This Malbec is built like an Argentinian prop - let's call him Santiago. Santiago is powerful, meaty and capable of displaying amazing finesse and subtelty. He enjoys being tightheaded between...

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This Malbec is built like an Argentinian prop - let's call him Santiago. Santiago is powerful, meaty and capable of displaying amazing finesse and subtelty. He enjoys being tightheaded between a big juicy steak and a chunk of strong cheddar cheese. His nose is full and well-proprtioned to his broad shoulders and short neck, and once he's finished in the scrum and runs over for an embrace, you'll smell the spicy blackberry and black plum fruit aromas. Eau de 'Juan-off' they call it. Santiago is succulently sweet and uncomplicated and rumour has it that he has a good grip on him, with an enticing mouthfeel! The only bad thing about Santiago though is that once he's gone, he's gone. Make the most of him whilst you can.


Hawkes Bay Winegrowers is the official regional wine industry organisation representing all wineries and groweries. Their aim is to build the Hawke's Bay fine wine category in achieving international recognition as a quality and profitable wine producing region. Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young emigrant from Spain, was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of the area and he established Vidal Estate in 1905 where his elegant wines remain an inspiration to this day. He was 22 years old when he arrived in New Zealand from Spain in 1888. He then moved to Hawkes Bay 12 years later and in 1905 he purchased a small property in Hastings. Once the stables that occupied the site were converted into a cellar, Anthony set about planting some grapevines. It was from there he became one of New Zealand’s early wine innovators and his success led to expansion with further vineyard plantings in Te Awanga and then Te Mata. Rod McDonald is also a familiar face in the Hawke's Bay wine industry and he has been a central figure since 1993. Rod’s Hawke’s Bay wine career began in the cellar at Vidal, a winery he would remain with for the following 13 years until 2006, when he left to launch his own company, Rod McDonald Wines.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.