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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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Bodega Norton Privada 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A pure-tasting red, with concentrated dark plum, kirsch, mineral and dark chocolate flavors that glide over the palate. Long and lush,...
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Bodega Renacer Malbec Reserva Punto Final 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - A fruity and velvety red with dried berry and chocolate character and a salty undertone. Full, rich and round textured. Drink now. -...


When it comes to Argentinian wines, one region stands head and shoulders above the rest. The high altitude wine region of Mendoza has been producing high quality wines for some time now, and has established itself as one of the premier homes of New World viticulture, thanks to its combination of bold, Latin American approaches to winemaking coupled with a European flair for excellence and finesse.

Today, the Mendoza accounts for almost two-thirds of the Argentinian wine output, making it a dominating force in the country’s industry, and wines from Mendoza are exported all over the world. Its success comes from several factors - not least for the fact that it is one of the oldest and most well established New World wine regions, having been planted in the mid 19th century and allowed to develop from heritage vines of the finest European specimens. The altitude is certainly a key factor when it comes to Mendoza. The average elevation of vineyards in this region is 1000 metres above sea level, a factor which creates almost unparalleled consistency in climatic conditions, allowing the vintners to regulate their growing and harvesting for optimum effect.

Mendoza is primarily a Malbec producer, although Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay varietal grapes are also grown here to great effect. The Malbec grapes of Argentina tend to have a higher level of expression and flavor than those in its native France, because Mendoza Malbec grows in smaller bunches, with smaller, more intensely charactered berries.