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Argentina

Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world, producing somewhat more in an average year that Australia. That fact is surprising, given that Argentina winemaking was largely unknown outside of Argentina and its neighboring nations until the 1990s, when long-time producers and innovative newcomers started making higher quality wines with an eye to exporting. With its extremely high vineyards – usually between 2,300 and 4,600 feet above sea level – Argentina’s grapes are richly flavored due to widely fluctuating day and night temperatures, and virtually free of disease. Malbec is the most widely grown grape, followed by Bonarda. Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Merlot are just a few of the other red wine grapes grown. Torrontés is the most distinctive white grape, though Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are some of the other commonly grown white grapes. Many wine writers say that Argentina is South America’s leader in high quality wines, and prestigious wine producers from Europe and the U.S. have flocked to Argentina to open wineries or to partner with other vignerons. Among the big international names involved in winemaking in Argentina are the Rothschilds of Lafite, Moet et Chandon, Pierre Lurton of Cheval Blanc, Paul Hobbs and Michel Rolland.

2007 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

WA  98   
WS  92   

2016 Achaval-Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  92   

2005 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Medrano

Light capsule condition issue; heavy signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WA  94   
WS  93   
ST  92+    
3 available
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2005 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Medrano

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; heavy signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WA  94   
WS  93   
ST  92+    

2002 Cheval des Andes

WA  93   
WE  93   
WS  92   
JR  17.5   
2 available
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2010 Cheval des Andes

WA  95   
ST  94   

2017 Cheval des Andes

JS  100   
WA  97+    
JD  96   
VN  95   
JR  17.5+    
2 available
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2016 Familia Zuccardi Malbec Jose Zuccardi

WS  94   
JR  16.5   
2 available
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2007 Clos de Los Siete

Light label condition issue

WA  91   

2001 Bodegas Caro (Barons de Lafite Rothschild / Catena) Caro

Light label condition issue

WS  90   
WE  90   

2007 Bodega Norton Barrel Select Malbec

2009 Bodega Norton Barrel Select Malbec

2009 Bodega Norton Barrel Select Malbec (Screwcap)

2008 Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva

WS  90   

2015 Trivento Reserve Malbec

2 available
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2014 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec

2011 O. Fournier Urban Uco Malbec - Tempranillo

4 available
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2012 Abremundos Pagina 1 Edicion Limitada

WA  93   

2016 Susana Balbo Brioso Blanc

Light label condition issue

2016 Corazon del Sol Malbec (Screwcap)

2 available
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2017 Corazon del Sol Revana Vineyard Malbec Gran Reserva

WE  95   
WS  93   
VN  93   
JR  17   
2 available
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2009 Altocedro Ano Cero Malbec

3 available
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2008 Altocedro La Consulta Select Malbec

2009 Valentin Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

2012 Valentin Bianchi Elsa Malbec (Screwcap)

4 available
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