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Alta Vista Malbec Reserve Alzarine 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Complex aromas of blackberry, wet earth, floral and mushroom. Full and juicy with chocolate, berry and light slate. Round and velvety....
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Bodega Flechas De Los Andes Gran Corte 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - There is a big jump to the top of the range, in all senses, making, quality... and price. The 2011 Gran Corte is a blend that is more or...
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Bodega Flechas De Los Andes Gran Malbec 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2011 Gran Malbec is matured one third in new barriques, one third in used ones, and the rest in stainless steel for one year....
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O. Fournier Malbec Alfa Crux 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 Alfa Crux Malbec fermented in oak vats and went through malo in barrel where it matured for 17 months. It seems to have taken...
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Terrazas De Los Andes Malbec Las Compuertas Single Vineyard 2011 750ml

Rated 97 - There is a clarity and purity to this malbec with dark berries, pepper, rose petal, violets. Even cloves. Full body, with wonderfully...

2011 Argentina Malbec

As the world's fifth largest producer of wine, after France, Italy, Spain and the United States, Argentina has plenty to offer the international wine market in regards to both quantity and quality. Despite this being the case for several decades now, it has only been since the end of the twentieth century that the Argentinian wine industry has really begun to up their game when it comes to the methods and techniques required to produce world class wines, which are both representative of their country and region of origin, and which stand alone as complex, interesting and delicious wines to drink. As Argentina became a serious contender in the international wine market, wineries previously concerned primarily with high volumes began to change their priorities, and formerly struggling small bodegas and independent wineries began to find success. Nowadays, well crafted wines from smaller vineyards in Argentina are being lauded as some of the finest in the world, and the country is starting to reap the benefits of its heritage, which include some very old vines, and up to four centuries of experience in wine production.
The purple Malbec variety grapes which now grow all over the Old and New Worlds had their origins in France, where they are one of the few grape varieties allowed to be used in the highly esteemed blended wines of Bordeaux. However, it is perhaps the New World Malbec wines which have attracted the most attention in recent years, as they thrive in hot southern climates in ways they cannot in their native country, where the damp conditions leave them highly vulnerable to rot. Malbec grapes are renowned for their high tannin content, resulting in full-bodied red wines packed with ripe, plummy flavors and held in their characteristically dark, garnet colored liquid. In many countries, Malbec is still used primarily as a varietal for blending, as it adds a great level of richness and density to other, lighter and thinner varietals. However, single variety Malbec wines have been greatly on the rise in recent years, with some fantastic results and big, juicy flavors marking them out as a great wine for matching with a wide range of foods.