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2008 Fabre Montmayou Malbec Gran Reserva Mendoza
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

Bright, saturated ruby-red.  Pure aromas and flavors of blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and licorice enlivened by a whiff of cardamom.  Broad, rich and ripe but with harmonious acidity energizing the dense middle palate.  Quite dry and classic.  Even tannins spread out to coat the palate on the long, rising finish.  Very nicely balanced malbec.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Pacheco13979001
Smooth, berries... a joy paired with a nice steak.
The Case for Malbec
by Whitworth12655824
It is probably the best, most robust tasting Malbec we've purchased. Should've bought more.
Gran Reserva Bargain
by Harmon13654191
The Gran Reserva has notably more depth and flavor above the already impressive regular Fabre Montmayou. This is Malbec that should make Argentina proud. Nice selection!

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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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