91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2012
Saturated ruby-red. Crushed blackberry, licorice and musky espresso on the nose. Sweeter and deeper than the regular malbec, with a youthful blackberry flavor enlivened by pepper and spices. Quite bright for such a thick, rich, chewy wine. Finishes with building sweet tannins and lingering fresh berries. A major mouthful of wine for the price.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
88+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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