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2008 Bodega y Vinedos O. Fournier Malbec Alfa Crux Uco Valley
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2012

(aged 20 months in 80% French and 20% American oak, all new):  Aromas of blueberry, black raspberry and sexy oak convey an almost porty ripeness.  Then sweet and juicy in the mouth, with surprising definition and lift to the powerful dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors.  This very tactile, long wine finishes with building chocolatey tannins and captivating high tones.

92 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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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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