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2010 Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mendoza
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

Medium red-ruby.  Blueberry, blackberry, menthol and bitter chocolate on the nose.  Juicy, intense and fine-grained, with a restrained sweetness and enticing peppery lift to the flavors of dark berries, violet, licorice and game.  This reminded me in weight and flavor of a Saint-Joseph.  Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and good savory persistence.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
91 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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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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