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2011 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Reserva Mendoza
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About Terrazas de los Andes

In the 1950s, Moet realized that the global demand for sparkling wines was outpacing their production capabilities. They began searching for ideal vineyard locations outside of France. They ended up settling on Mendoza, founding Bodegas Chandon, known for its fruity sparkling wines.

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2011 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Reserva Mendoza

Producer: Terrazas de los Andes
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Malbec
Origin: Argentina
Region: Argentina

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2014

(aged in an 80/20 blend of French and American oak, 30% new):  Bright ruby-red.  Sexy, musky aromas of plum, currant, tobacco leaf, chocolate and smoke, complicated by roasted fruit and floral nuances (I might have guessed cabernet sauvignon!).  Plush, broad and sweet; fuller than the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, conveying an impression of thickness without excess weight.  Finishes very long and seamless, with wonderfully ripe tannins and lingering sweetness of fruit.

88 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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