Producer: Durigutti Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Malbec Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2010
($25) Bright medium ruby. Blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice aromas lifted by violet and graphite minerality, with a smoked meat note emerging with air. Sweet and juicy if a bit youthfully imploded today, revealing a tight core of dark berry and licorice flavors. This sharply delineated and firmly tannic wine needs time. Finishes with solid oak-driven tannins.
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina. Read More »
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