Septima Gran Reserva 2012, Argentina
Wine from the mile-high club. The vineyards here are over 1500m up in the Andes and that gives the wine its perfume and also (curiously) its colour. Each day is hot to ripen the fruit, each night cold to keep zip and tang and darken the skins. Malbec dominates which is why it’s so good with steak, but there’s Cabernet and Tannat for complexity and nuance, giving more herbal aromas and muscular structure.