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2008 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Reserva Mendoza
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About Terrazas de los Andes

In the 1950s, Moet realized that the global demand for sparkling wines was outpacing their production capabilities. They began searching for ideal vineyard locations outside of France. They ended up settling on Mendoza, founding Bodegas Chandon, known for its fruity sparkling wines.

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2008 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Reserva Mendoza

Producer: Terrazas de los Andes
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Malbec
Origin: Argentina
Region: Argentina

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88(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011

($18) Medium bright ruby. Brooding, slightly medicinal aromas of blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and mint. The surprisingly sweet and fat in the mouth, with cassis, licorice and dark chocolate flavors that are primary without coming off as austere. This has the stuffing to support its substantial dusty tannins. (Moet-Hennessy USA New York, NY)

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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Malbec

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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