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2012 Altocedro Malbec Ano Cero La Consulta
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014

Bright red-ruby.  Aromatic nose offers scents of blackberry, licorice, menthol and herbs.  Sweet, pliant and nicely concentrated, with blackberry, bitter chocolate and herb flavors nicely framed by integrated acidity.  Finishes with easygoing, tongue-saturating tannins and good length.  Very good value.

87 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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