Producer: Flechas de los Andes Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Malbec Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2012
Saturated ruby to the rim. Bright, complex aromas of blackberry, minerals, crushed rock, fruitcake and violet. Densely packed and impressively concentrated, with a solid spine of acids and tannins framing the black fruit, violet and bitter chocolate flavors and restraining the wine's sweetness. Finishes with suave tannins and lovely violet lift. Nicely balanced and long on personality.
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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