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2012 Chakana Malbec Estate Selection Mendoza
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014

Good bright red-ruby.  Musky aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and bitter chocolate.  Dense, thick and plush but not at all overly sweet.  The dark berry flavors are accented by a subtle herbal quality.  This seamless malbec finishes with sweet tannins and noteworthy persistence.  Superconsultant Alberto Antonini advises here.

92 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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