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2010 Colome Malbec Estate Valle Calchaqui Salta
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

(14.5% alcohol; malbec blended with 8% tannat, 3% cabernet sauvignon and 2% each syrah and petit verdot; aged for 15 months in new and once-used French oak):  Full red-ruby.  Musky aromas of cherry liqueur, blackberry, violet, roasted coffee and spicy herbs, along with a meaty whiff of reduction.  Wonderfully fine-grained and plush on the palate but with no heaviness; perfectly integrated acidity gives the wine a vibrant quality.  Finishes with serious but sweet tannins that spread out to coat the palate on the lively, subtle, long aftertaste.  A lot of wine for $30.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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2 years later and still going strong.......
by Johnson13027091
Update: down to my last 3 bottles in the case. This is not disappointing in any way. As good if not better than malbecs at twice the price. I like this profile quite a bit and it opens up even better in the glass after an hour or more. Very nice.
Healthy Hi-altitude Malbec
by Iacovino14008680
Excellent garnet cherry/berry fruit, tannin to age over cedar & spice flavors A group Tasted this with 2008 Chapoutier Bila-Haut Rhone and 2010 Schild Shiraz/Cab Blend, voting it the hands down best flavor. Plus it is the healthiest, grown at 4,000 +feet, with plenty of Resveratrol
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by Jace
Tried this because I've heard so much about Salta but rarely see the wines from there available in stores. Very solid effort. It's definitely a 'serious' wine and may not appeal to traditional Argentinian Malbec drinkers.

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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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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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