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2007 Vina Alicia Brote Negro Malbec Lujan de Cuyo
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2010

($85; from a 100-year-old planting of a mutation of malbec, aged 16 months in all new French oak) Bright ruby-red. An essence of malbec on the nose: blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, pepper, licorice, smoke and minerals. Then wonderfully silky and light on its feet, conveying an impression of perfectly integrated acidity. Really resounds on the palate and aftertaste without leaving any sensation of weight. Finishes with firm tannic spine and a lingering note of licorice pastille.

86 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Needs time!
by Unhold13670827
Would benefit from more time in the bottle, but is very good now.


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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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