Vicioso Malbec 2015

£14.00

Vicioso is an Argentinian dialect word which translates both to 'vicious' and 'party animal'. However, Vicioso Malbec is named in honour of the punk rock hero Siddhartha Vicioso, a party...

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Vicioso is an Argentinian dialect word which translates both to 'vicious' and 'party animal'. However, Vicioso Malbec is named in honour of the punk rock hero Siddhartha Vicioso, a party animal, a vicious political beast and a former member of Los Sexy Pistoleros. His band's biggest hit was a jolly cross number called 'God Shave The Queen', which topped the hit parade while causing the collapse of the monarchy.


With its Queen-adorned currency now worthless, Siddhartha's country emerged as a moneyless anarchist collective where people live in mansions made of cake and ride to work on unicorns. They also drink this beautifully succulent and robust red wine, thick with cassis and leavened by a touch of lavender, while listening to Los Sexy Pistoleros only album, 'Never Mind The Cojones'.


Dominio del Plata was founded in 1999 by Susana Balbo, one of Argentina's most esteemed oenologists. Ultra-modern and devoted to making only premium quality wines, DPP has swiftly become one of the country's most highly-regarded prestige wineries. DDP is staffed by a young and dynamic team, who share a continual excitement about their products and embrace constant innovation.



DDP is situated in Agrelo, at the foot of the Andes in the department of Jujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. It makes a large number of single vineyard batches, although it may be best known for its pioneering role in making wines from a variety of soils, altitudes and terroirs, offering the best possible expression of Argentina's resources.



Susana Balbo became Argentina's first ever female oenologist in 1981, when she graduated from Don Bosco University. Beginning her career in the northern city of Salta, she made a name for herself by producing some of the country's finest Torrontés. By the early 1990s she was in great demand throughout Mendoza as a consultant, working with a number of wineries including Catena Zapata and Michel Torrino. Since 1999 she has been making wine at her own winery, Dominio del Plata, but she still works elsewhere in the world if time allows. In 2012 The Drinks Business listed Susana as one of the 50 most influential women in the wine world, and she was recently elected for her second term as President of Wines of Argentina, 2014 - 2016.



Vicioso Malbec is made from hand-harvested fruit vinified between 28-31C. maceration lasts between 15 and 20 days, and the wine is aged for nine months in French oak.



A deep purple colour, with a pronounced cassis nose and a concentrated and succulent yet silk-textured palate.


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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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.