2010 Graffito Malbec Mendoza
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Malbec
88 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2012
(from a vineyard dating back to 1908): Bright, deep red. Ripe but somewhat medicinal aromas of black cherry, licorice, chocolatey oak and fresh herbs. Lush, round and smooth if rather subdued, with a restrained sweetness to the dark cherry fruit. Offers good richness but could use more definition and lift. Finishes a tad dry, with dusty tannins and a repeating herbal quality.
91 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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