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2011 Mapema Malbec Mendoza
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2011 Mapema Malbec Mendoza

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

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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013

Bright medium ruby.  Very ripe, slightly nutty aromas and flavors of black raspberry, chocolate and licorice.  Sweet and soft on the palate, in need of a bit more clarity.  Finishes with a fine dusting of slightly dry tannins.

86 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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Malbec

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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