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2009 Casarena Malbec Reserva Mendoza
3.83 average rating 67 ratingsrate it
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(from very young vines):  Deep medium ruby.  Blackberry, violet and coffee on the nose.  Fat, rich, sweet and deep; more harmonious than the basic bottling of this wine but still carrying a full load of mocha and coconut oak.  Very smooth wine with enough lift and energy to carry the finish.  The tannins are nicely coated by fruit.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Best nose on a wine I've had in the past year
06/13/2012
by sampson11920891
Flowers, blueberry, black cherry, some smoky notes, and butter, just a fantastic nose. Similar flavors follow, not a long finish, but a delicious wine for drinking now and another 5 years I'd say, if not more. Excellent value.
This rich Malbec is a great value
10/18/2012
by mitchlux
10/12: Thanks, WA, for bringing these great values from Casarena! The nose on this Malbec pops. Dark black cherry and blackberry on the nose and palate. Mild coating of dusty tannins sharpens the flavor profile making this an amazingly complex Malbec for the price. WA's price lets us put this in our "everyday" bin, so we now have some happy campers at the homestead!
Great Malbec
08/11/2012
by Mandel13909902
Lots going on with this Malbec Very enjoyable and drinkable now

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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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