(70 g/l r.s.): Deep saturated ruby. Exotic aromas of blackberry, tobacco, spices and licorice. Supersweet, tactile and lush, with a saline quality to the dense, chewy flavors of dark berries and chocolate truffle. An enticing fruit bomb, finishing with ripe tannins and excellent length. This very sweet, rather soft wine could be paired with a chocolate dessert.
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.
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. Read More »
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