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2011 Luca Malbec Valle de Uco Mendoza
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About Luca

From vineyards in Mendoza (Luan de Cuyo and Agrelo) and Uco Valley, winemaker Luis Reginato produces concentrated, classy Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Chardonnay, each bearing supple, fleshy textures and superb sweetness of fruit.

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2011 Luca Malbec Valle de Uco Mendoza

Producer: Luca
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Malbec
Origin: Argentina
Region: Argentina

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

Full bright ruby.  Sexy aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, cassis and violet, plus a hint of caramel oak.  Dense, creamy and concentrated; in a sweet style but nicely integrated acidity gives it balance.  Finishes with tooth-saturating tannins, a hint of torrefaction and sneaky length.  I'd drink this one before the Beso de Dante owing to its early sweetness.  (An earlier sample of this wine seemed even sweeter, by the way.)

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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a must buy
by Malbec326872
First Malbec I've tried and I love it, from the dark purplish color to its nose to its taste to its lengthy pleasant finish (for an expert opinion, look to Tanzer's description). I think it would go well with red & white meats. Considering the pleasure to price ratio, this is a must in my eyes.


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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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