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2010 Achaval Ferrer Gran Malbec Finca Altamira
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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

(from 80-year-old vines):  Bright ruby.  Aromas of blackberry, espresso, bitter chocolate, minerals and sassafras.  Penetrating, linear and youthfully imploded, with raspberry and bitter cherry fruit flavors given clarity by firm spicy acidity and a pronounced mineral component.  This has an almost pinot-like primary quality and superb inner-mouth tension, and will require serious patience.

93 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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