Producer: Dante Robino Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Malbec Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Full deep ruby. High-pitched aromas of cassis, espresso, licorice and chocolatey oak, complicated by hints of truffle and game. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, with lush black fruit, violet and mint flavors carrying a full load of oak. Finishes with slightly sweet tannins and very good length. Has the stuffing to support its 15% alcohol.
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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