The first edition of a new collection which aims to celebrate iconic polo destinations, The 21-Year-Old Polo Estancia Edition pays homage to what is universally known as the ‘home of polo’ – Argentina.
The Polo Estancia Edition
While Polo was not born in Argentina, today the destination is universally recognized as the mecca of the sport, home to the world’s most famous players and legendary Estancias.
A bespoke 21-Year-Old blend fully finished in the finest Argentinian Malbec Casks
Argentinian Malbec wine is characterized by its deep colour and intense fruity flavours. The Polo Estancia blend was fully finished in top of the range Malbec wine casks from the high altitude ‘boutique terroir’ of Cafayate.
A meticulous process that requires a talented Master Blender to reach the exact desired profile and ensure the strength of flavours of the Malbec do not overpower the more delicate aged notes within the Royal Salute whiskies.
NOSE – Rich and fruity overlaid with notes of raspberries and blackberries, reminiscent of a luxurious berry compote with a hint of sweet liquorice.
PALATE – Rich and sweet with wonderful spicy cinnamon notes followed by plum jam and indulgent dark chocolate ginger sweets.
FINISH – Long and sweet with a slightly dry crescendo.
Polo and Argentina
are a perfect fit – the grassy expanse of the pampas would be used by the locals to learn horsemanship, which is why many of the sport’s top players hail from Argentina.
Estancias, once large private plots of land for farming, have since become inviting havens for polo players and travellers to enjoy the warm and convivial Argentinian lifestyle.
Malbec was brought over to Argentina in the 19th century where the high altitude and sun-bathed region allowed it to thrive. Today it is arguably the prized gem of Argentinian winemaking.
This Edition is housed in a hand-crafted porcelain flagon, embossed with a polo scene and glazed in a deep terracotta, evoking the warmth of the Argentinian sun stretching across the polo estancias.
Illustrated by artist Charlie Davis, the pack depicts an evening of spectating and socialising at a polo game played on the pampas of an Estancia and is signed by Royal Salute Polo collaborator Malcolm Borwick.
MEET OUR POLO COLLABORATOR
“Argentina, the country that has most influenced my Polo career…
Having spent many evenings playing polo in the Pampas of Argentina following in the footsteps of the world’s best players, it has a very special place in my heart.”
The Polo Estancia Edition is endorsed by Malcolm Borwick, International Polo player and Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador. Our long-standing relationship with Malcolm demonstrates Royal Salute’s commitment to this noble ‘sport of kings’.
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Polo Estancia Cocktails
We’ve assigned Martin Siska, Director of Bars for The Rosewood Hotel, London, to create a range of cocktails bringing to life the new Polo Estancia Edition.