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2011 Fabre Montmayou Malbec Reserva Mendoza
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

Bright ruby-red.  Initially a bit youthfully stunted on the nose, and dominated by low-toned nutty, chocolatey oak, but revealed black fruits as it opened in the glass.  Then rich and firm-edged on the palate, with good density to the dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by licorice and herbs.  Finishes with chocolatey, oak-driven tannins and repeating suggestion of herbs.  I wanted a bit more sweetness of fruit.

89 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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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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