2009 Trapiche Broquel Bonarda, Mendoza

( £10.99, 14%, Tesco )

Bonarda could be one of Argentina’s USPs if only more producers made the wine as well as this rich, savoury, liquorice and blackberry-like red, with its sweet vanilla oak, medium weight tannins and spicy concentration. Serious stuff with an Italianate twist.

BuyDrinking window: 2012-14Similar Wines: £10-£20, 86-90, Argentina, Red