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Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2012 Quimera is a multi-zone blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon matured in new French oak...
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Bodega Flechas De Los Andes Gran Malbec 2012 750ml

Rated 91+ - Bright, medium ruby-red. Dark, aromatic, slightly high-toned scents of black cherry, licorice, tobacco leaf, violet, minerals and...
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Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2012 750ml

Rated 98 - Very dense and powerful with a tight palate of blue fruit and raspberry undertones. Salty with wonderful length and intensity. A blend...
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Catena Zapata Malbec Nicasia Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2012 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard feels fresher and more harmonious than the 2011, when in reality the vintage character is...
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Finca Decero Petit Verdot Remolinos Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Pure petit verdot is hard to come by and this is an excellent example with hints of dried fruits and spice. Medium to full body, firm...
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Finca Sophenia The Blend Synthesis 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot called 2012 Synthesis The Blend was aged for 24 months in new French oak barrels. While...
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Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2012 750ml

Rated 88 - Oak aromas ride high on a ripe, smoky nose that's pumped full of black-fruit scents. This is a chewy, dense style of Cabernet with...
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Pulenta Gran Malbec 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Loads of stones and cool fruits such as blueberry and raspberry. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and berry, chocolate and hints of cream....

2012 Argentina Cuyo

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.

Undoubtedly the most important viticultural region of the country of Argentina is Cuyo, the arid and red-soiled area within central-west Argentina which produces over eighty percent of the nation's wine each year. Cuyo represents the finest aspects of Argentinian wine making, with wineries in the region celebrating their traditions which stretch back to the sacramental wines first introduced to the country by Spanish settlers hundreds of years ago. As with much of Argentina, Cuyo is most famous for the production of Malbec wines, with Malbec grapes thriving prodigiously in the hot climate of the region, reaching full ripeness in ways they rarely could in their native France, and producing wines of exceptional flavor and quality. The Desaguadero River is the key water source in this otherwise dry and dusty region, and successful irrigation projects have helped bring water to even the driest vineyards within Cuyo.