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2007 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Alamos Seleccion Mendoza
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2009

($16) Bright ruby-red. Lively aromas of black raspberry, mocha, leather and licorice, lifted by a violet topnote. A juicy, food-friendly style, with a firm shape and a tight grain to its flavors of redcurrant, tobacco and fresh herbs. Nothing over the top or exotic about this malbec. Finishes with good length and a hint of menthol.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by lev96
This wine is juicy and a bit sweet (for lack of a better word) for a malbec. Everyone except my wife enjoyed this wine immensely. But her disappointment was exactly why I don't give this wine a 5-star rating. It didn't quite have the finish to match its front. However, if you like a fruity malbec with very low tannins, this is a great choince. I have a second bottle that I plan to save for a year and see how it evolves. It should be interesting...


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About Argentina

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.

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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.
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