Malbec is a less frequently planted variety planted on the right bank of the river Gironde. It’s certainly still permitted under appellation rules, yet the bolder style of Merlot has become the regional favourite in recent decades. Hence the wine is named as “Atypical”. Pey-Bonhomme have co-fermented some Malbec and Cabernet Franc from their organic Côtes de Blaye vineyards and set to age in concrete vats. There’s a decent punnet of blueberry aromas, with some tea leaf and spice and a hint of what could be described as iodine or Boudin Noir that Malbec often expresses. This is a true steak frites wine, thats medium weight, but with enough depth to carry a some hefty grilled meat. If you’re into Bordeaux styles, this is well balanced and will cellar quite soundly.