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2010 Antucura Malbec Vista Flores Mendoza
3.71 average rating 298 ratingsrate it
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(50% aged in French oak and 50% in stainless steel):  Bright red-ruby.  Cassis, licorice, graphite, violet and chocolate on the nose.  Round, sweet and seamless, with dense dark fruit flavors complicated by saline soil tones.  Nicely balanced and concentrated wine, finishing with dusty tannins and good length.  This was made with less new oak than previously, and that's all to the good.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Quite tasty
06/06/2012
by Collins13896455
Paired perfectly with grilled ribeye seasoned with Argentine rub.
Lush but expressive
02/26/2012
by Jace
This Malbec is thick and jammy, packed with dense fruit. But it is also vibrant with tons of fresh fruit. Not as heavy as many other Malbecs I've had and a delight with food.
Little Jewel
02/28/2012
by Blake14187548
Antucura means 'little jewel' and this wine certainly is that...and more! Bursting with rich dark plummy fruit and finishing long and smooth, this wine is incredibly rich and flavorful. It is hard to believe that it costs less than $15 a bottle, but then, knowing the winemaker and the owner...well, I am not surprised.

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