Producer: Flechas de los Andes Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Malbec Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
(all malbec): Good full medium ruby. Brooding, inky, slightly port-like aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice. Then thick, dense and deep, with a chewy sweetness and enticing violet lift to the flavors of blackberry, fig and sexy oak. Big and rich but lively too; a very pure expression of malbec. A bit youthfully clenched today on the fruit-driven back end but the wine's sweet, serious tannins should enable it to gain in texture and pliancy with several years in the bottle.
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.
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. Read More »
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