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2013 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Malbec Mendoza Top Pick!
2013 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Malbec Mendoza

95 points James Suckling: "A soft and silky red with violet, berry and dark fruits on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Extremely well craft with elegance and style. Made from high vineyards in Uco Valley with consulting enologist from Bordeaux Jean-Claude Berrouet. Drink or hold." (6/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec from eight-year-old vineyards in San Pablo (Uco Valley) that are planted on stonier soils and matured in new and used French oak barrels for one year. It's a juicy, quite fruit-driven, ripe Malbec with some notes of cereals ...Read More » 


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2015 Trivento Malbec Reserve Mendoza Top Pick!
2015 Trivento Malbec Reserve Mendoza

95 points Decanter: "Gorgeous nose exhibiting an array of aromas such as peppery mulberry, sour and black cherry, violet and a subtle touch of wild strawberry jam. The palate is full, complex, with a fantastic energy and bursting with ripe dark plums; tannins are impressively silky and freshness is amazing. An exceptional nectar from the Agrelo terroir." K&L Notes: Michael Schachner of Wine Enthusiast writes: "As recently as the 1990s, many Argentine wineries produced crude, inconsistent wines that were heavy and lacked balance. Today, following in the footsteps of quality-­minded pionee... Read More » 


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2014 Kaiken "Ultra" Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Mendoza Top Pick!
2014 Kaiken "Ultra" Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Mendoza

93 points James Suckling: "Serious and rich aromas with blueberry and blackberry character and hints of almonds. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and bright finish. Drink now or hold." (5/2016) 91 points Wine Spectator: "***Smart Buy*** A ripe and powerful red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, smoke and Asian spice that are loaded with chocolate and fresh-ground coffee notes. Creamy and lush on the rich finish. Drink now through 2020. (KM)" (10/2016) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Earthy blackberry aromas are spicy and moderately complex. Structured and sound on the palate, with a strong tannic framework, this tastes of ...Read More » 


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2015 Amalaya Torrontes Riesling Salta

95 points Decanter: "Complex and beautiful nose with flinty, floral and guava notes. Clever use of Riesling which highlights Torrontes and works as a perfect partner. Vibrant, fresh and fruity on the palate, with a delicate, mouth-watering salinity. Delicious, fantastic bottle of wine to be served in all Asian restaurants" Vinous: "Very pale, bright yellow. Pure, fresh aromas and flavors of white peach, flowers and mint. Firm and aromatic in the mouth; not complex or fat but offers considerable immediate juicy appeal. Finishes fresh and persistent. I like the crisp, limey citricity bro ...Read More » 


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2015 Pascual Toso Malbec Maipú

Pascual Toso is based in Mendoza's Maipú district, a historic, sun-drenched winegrowing region just southeast of the city. Their Malbec is a benchmark of the section for its supple, juicy red and dark fruits. Even better, it carries a very friendly price. 


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2013 Bodegas Colomé "Estate" Malbec Valle Calchaquí Salta Top Pick!
2013 Bodegas Colomé "Estate" Malbec Valle Calchaquí Salta

93 points James Suckling: "A dense and very rich red with blueberry, sliced mushroom and earth character. Full body, yet tight and reserved. Gorgeous to drink now but will improve in the next few years." (5/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Malbec Estate has a similar blend of Malbec for the three zones and altitudes (1,700, 2,300 and 2,600 meters) with wines with higher acidity and a stronger tannic structure. It was bottled after 15 months in barrel (15% new), and the oak is nicely integrated. The nose might be a bit shy; there are subtle herbs, wild berries and some spices. Today I give the edge to ...Read More » 


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2014 Zorzal "Terroir Unico" Pinot Noir Tupungato Valley Top Pick!
2014 Zorzal "Terroir Unico" Pinot Noir Tupungato Valley

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A partial amount of whole clusters were used in the fermentation of the 2014 Terroir Único Pinot Noir. It fermented in cement vats with indigenous yeasts. The aim with the Terroir Único line is to show the expression of the chalky soils of Gualtallary through the naked varietal so the wines never see any oak. The blend comes from three different vineyards with different soils and altitudes (1,00 to 1,450 meters) that each ripen at different times. Light ruby-colored, with aromas of roses and raspberries, this is very pure, perfumed and intoxicating. The ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2014 Valentin Bianchi "Elsa Bianchi" Malbec Mendoza

The Elsa Malbec comes from Valentin Bianchi's Doña Elsa estate in the cool reaches of San Rafael, Mendoza. With just a kiss of French oak, the rich fruit dominates this easy-drinking red, which has barely-there tannins. Invoke your inner-Argentine and drink this alongside grilled flank steak with a garlicky chimichurri. Many previous vintages recommended by Wine Enthusiast as a "Best Buy." 


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2014 Kaiken Malbec Reserva Mendoza

Wine Spectator: "Ample spicy notes accent the cherry and brambly flavors. Creamy midpalate, with notes of tangerine on the finish." (5/2016)  


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2016 Gen del Alma "Ji Ji Ji" Chenin Blanc Gualtallary

Luis Gutierrez of eRobertParker.com writes: "Gen del Alma is the personal project of Gerardo Michelini and his wife Andrea Muffatto. Fresh, light, sometime irreverent wines that are hugely popular among young sommeliers and wine nuts in Argentina. Some wines are bottled and sold very early and I already tasted some 2015s... that were not only bottled, but also sold out! A name to keep in the radar screen." 


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2015 Valentin Bianchi "Elsa Bianchi" Malbec Mendoza

Wine Spectator: "Bright and juicy, with fresh flavors of red plum, currant and raspberry. Offers a plush, round finish. (KM, Web-2016)" K&L Notes: The Elsa Malbec comes from Valentin Bianchi's Doña Elsa estate in the cool reaches of San Rafael, Mendoza. With just a kiss of French oak, the rich fruit dominates this easy-drinking red, which has barely-there tannins. Invoke your inner-Argentine and drink this alongside grilled flank steak with a garlicky chimichurri. Many previous vintages recommended by Wine Enthusiast as a "Best Buy." 


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2013 Luca Malbec Uco Valley

93 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas of blackberry, black licorice and spice follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a blueberry, dark chocolate and light nut aftertaste. Drink or hold." (6/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Malbec comes from two old vineyards in La Consulta (Rosas and Paganoto) and some 30% from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley. It has a nose of smoke and peat intermixed with violets, plums and dark cherries. The palate has a fine texture shaped by sweet, round tannins and good freshness. This is a very tasty Malbec. (LG)" (8/2015) K&L Notes: Laura Catena, proprietor of Luca... Read More » 


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JS 93 RP 91

2012 Chaman Malbec Reserva Mendoza

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chaman Malbec Reserva is from La Consulta from vines planted in 2006, has ripe aromas of dark cherries, and is juicy and spicy, floral and perfumed, with ripe, sweet tannins, good acidity and pure, clean flavors that call for the next sip, like an explosion in the mouth, with a salty, tasty, mineral finish. Great Malbec and even better price. Drink now-2018." (4/2014) K&L Notes: Luis Reginato, a real student of winemaking as well as organic viticulture (he is a particular fan of Randall Graham's writings), produces this Malbec from fruit grown exclusively in... Read More » 


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2014 Henry Lagarde Malbec Mendoza

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium red. Lively cherry and raspberry aromas are lifted by a floral topnote and a touch of sweet oak; there's something almost Pinot-like about this. Suave and fine-grained, with the floral quality repeating in the mouth. Savory and light on its feet; a distinctly elegant, sexy Malbec with good ripeness and light pepper and herb nuances. Finishes with lovely floral lift and fine-grained tannins. Aeration brought a bit more oakiness." (3/2016) K&L Notes: Lagarde is a producer of primarily Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc based wines in the Lujan ... Read More » 


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2014 Zorzal "Eggo-Tinto de Tiza" Tupungato

96 points Decanter: "Refreshing, beautiful nose with herbal and minty cool notes but also some chalky, mineral nuances so characteristic of the Gualtallary terroir. Bags of red fruits and lemon on the palate, vibrant, with a sensational invigorating freshness. Austere, precise, Malbec is one of the few grapes able to get such a pure expression. Texture is amazing, tannins are finely grained and oak is superbly managed. This is the treasure of Argentina." 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Eggo Tinto de Tiza is a blend from three different vineyards in Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. It's a blend of ...Read More » 


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DC 96 RP 94

2012 Achával Ferrer "Quimera" Red Blend Mendoza

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "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 barrels. This is the first vintage where the Malbec takes half of the blend, as they want to increase the Mendoza/Argentina character of the wine reducing the more herbal varieties. Not that the wine has ever been herbal or green, and indeed this 2012 is ripe and aromatic, with just a hint of seriousness. The palate reveals how good the bottle-aging is for this wines, which polishes its tannins and leaves them soft and ...Read More » 


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2013 Zorzal "Gran Terroir" Malbec Gualtallary

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Gran Terroir Malbec is a blend from different vineyards in Gualtallary, the highest part of the department of Tupungato in the Valle de Uco. The grapes fermented in cement vats and matured in used oak barrels for approximately one year. It's very perfumed and spicy, aromatic in a way that makes you go to the glass over and over again. The palate has the 2013 electricity and the Gualtallary chalkiness making for supple, tasty and saline flavors and a very long finish. Simply superb! (LG)" (8/2015) K&L Notes: Based in the Gualtallary district of the Uco Valley... Read More » 


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2013 Clos de los Siete Red Blend Mendoza

92 points James Suckling: "A more refined red from here than in the past showing blackberry, blueberry and hints of walnuts. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Why wait on this? Delicious wine." (5/2016) 90 points Vinous: "Bright medium ruby. Aromas of burnished oak, currant, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate. Plush flavors of dark berries and spices spread out to saturate the palate. Offers lovely breadth and sweetness of fruit for a red wine in this price range. Tannins are sweet and seamless. This is already tasty but will keep. (ST)" (3/2016)  


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JS 92 VN 90

2015 Viña Cobos "Felino" Malbec Mendoza

This Malbec is always a terrific value, showcasing Mendoza fruit with a California style, and at a great price. No wonder, since Viña Cobos founder Paul Hobbs is a renowned maker of "cult" Cabernet and Pinot Noir in California. He got his start in Argentina back in the 1990s, consulting for Nicolas Catena. 


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2014 Achával Ferrer Malbec Mendoza

92 points James Suckling: "This is so savory and subtle with lemon and blackberry character. Full-bodied, yet dense and refined. Such beauty. Pure." (6/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The nose of the 2014 Malbec is remarkably similar to the 2013 showing high-pitched aromas of wild berries and flowers. Its in the palate where you find a little more savoriness, perhaps more spicy flavors with a slightly bitter finish. It's a blend of grapes from different location across Mendoza that represents very well what is the Achával-Ferrer interpretation of Malbec. (LG)" (8/2014) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "No tasting note given." (2/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Very fresh ...Read More » 


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2014 Atamisque Malbec Uco Valley

Atamisque is the first property you will see upon entering the Uco Valley from the north. Run by Loire Valley native Jean Edward, who was instrumental in establishing Chandon's Argentine operations in the 1970s, Atamisque is making a very good range of wines from their own vineyards. This Malbec comes from 80-year-old vines growing on two separate vineyards in the Uco Valley. A nose of rich, macerated black cherries is intense, nearly pungent, and leads to a palate of big juicy fruit, but with surprising freshness as well. Subtle savory tones and a hint ... Read More » 


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2006 Bodegas Weinert Malbec Lujan de Cuyo

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good dark red. Dried redcurrant, red plum and cherry on the nose, with notes of leather, geranium, licorice and old barrel. Juicy and intense, with strong acidity giving a penetrating character to the flavors of red cherry, plum, currant and leather. Finishes with smooth tannins, good cut and length, and a building dusty oak quality. Very old-style Malbec. (ST)" (4/2013)  


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2015 Domaine Bousquet Malbec Tupungato Uco Valley

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Grown organically in Gualtallary, this is a terrific value, a crystal-clear expression of the grape grown in the heights of the Uco Valley. There’s no oak, or anything extravagant about it, just pure and crunchy cherry flavors and flowery notes, with the mineral acidity to refresh roast duck." (2/2016)  


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2010 Bodega Weinert "Carrascal" Red Blend Lujan de Cuyo

Jancis Robinson: "Dark blackish ruby with lots of evolution at the rim. Heady combination of liquorice and Fishermen’s Friend menthol on the nose. Sweet and rounded on the palate with none of the sassy aggression of a typical 2010 Mendoza Malbec. Really very distinctive with a gentle smoky, charry finish and lots of mellow fruit. (JR)" (2/2015) K&L Notes: This is perhaps the most traditionally made red wine in Argentina. It's awesome, I love it, our staff loves it, and I suspect many of you looking for something different from Argentina might love it as well. A blend of 45% Malbec, 35... Read More » 


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2014 Belasco de Baquedano "Llama" Bonarda Blend Mendoza

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The highly polished and aromatic 2014 Llama Malbec is perfumed, clean and pleasant. The palate is soft and approachable, easy to drink. (LG)" (5/2015)  


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2012 Cheval des Andes Bordeaux Blend Mendoza

97 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of blackberry, spice and flower. Perfumed. Lavender, rose and lilac too. A wine that grows on the palate with extreme finesse and complexity that shows ultra-fine tannins, currants, and flowers. Super length. Mostly mablec with cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Best Cheval des Andes ever? Drink or hold." (5/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "2012 was a warmer vintage but they harvested earlier to preserve freshness. The 2012 Cheval des Andes has more floral notes (that they attribute to the early picking) violets and lilies. While the blackberries and blackcurrants ...Read More » 


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2014 Familia Zuccardi "Q" Malbec Valle de Uco

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Malbec Q is sourced from La Consulta (Altamira) and Vista Flores. This wine has changed since 2010; now only 30% to 50% of the wine is oaked and the rest is matured in cement vats. The oak is imperceptible, and there are plenty of aromas of violets and blueberries with some aromatic herbs, all fruit. What Sebastian Zuccardi looks for is to have some herbal/countryside aromas and a lively palate with good acidity, which is what you find here. This is really tasty, with a fine, chalky tannin (from Altamira?) and just plain great. (LG)" (8/2015)  


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RP 91

2010 Finca Adalgisa Malbec Lujan de Cuyo

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Finca Adalgisa is an old-style Malbec from Luján de Cuyo showing a mixture of aromas reminiscent of brick dust, leather, cured meat, violets and spiced-up cherries. The palate is medium bodied and has very good acidity. It's polished, has a fine texture and tastes like the wines from yesteryear. Unusual, with plenty of character. 6,500 bottles were filled in November 2012, and it shows the time in bottle. (LG)" (8/2015) K&L Notes: This comes from 100 year-old Malbec from a .85-hectare parcel on a 3-hectare vineyard site in the Lujan de Cuyo district. Carme... Read More » 


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RP 92

2014 Pascual Toso Malbec Maipú

Pascual Toso is based in Mendoza's Maipú district, a historic, sun-drenched winegrowing region just southeast of the city. Their Malbec is a benchmark of the section for its supple, juicy red and dark fruits. A classic Malbec for a very attractive price. The 2014 vintage has not yet been professionally reviewed, but the 2013 bottling garnered 90 points from James Suckling. 


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2013 Achával Ferrer "Finca Altamira" Malbec Mendoza

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Compared with the 2012, the 2013 Malbec Finca Altamira feels so high-pitched and loaded with aromas of distilled violets and lilies intermixed with licorice, raspberries, wild strawberries and some chalky minerality with no oak at all. The palate combines juiciness with the electricity of the sharp acidity, ultra-refined tannins and a minerality that sticks to your teeth. This is incredibly supple, mineral, almost salty and amplified by the acidic fruit character. As with many of the Achával-Ferrer wines, this is the best Altamira I've tasted. Super! Som ...Read More » 


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2016 Zorzal "Terroir Unico" Rosé Gualtallary

Based in the Gualtallary district of the Uco Valley, an area prized for its complex soils containing calcareous, granite, and stone alluvial deposits, Zorzal, and the brothers Michelini who make its wines, are definitely forging a new path for Argentinean wine. Their m.o. is generally to harvest much earlier than everyone else; they prize acidity in their wines and believe that even wines from the warm, sun-drenched Uco Valley should be crisp, vibrant, and refreshing. All the Zorzal wines feature fruit from the aforementioned Gualtallary district, and ma... Read More » 


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2013 Bodega Mendel "Estate" Malbec Mendoza

93 points James Suckling: "This wine has balance and finesse with blueberry, blackberry and some walnut character. Full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Drink or hold." (6/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Malbec is produced with the grapes from an ungrafted vineyard planted in 1928 in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo at some 980 meters altitude and another one in Perdriel. After hand-sorting the grapes, the wine macerated in 50- and 80-hectoliter tanks for three weeks. It matured in a combination of new, second- and third-use French oak barrels for 12-14 months. It has a lactic nose intermix ...Read More » 


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JS 93 RP 92

2013 Superuco "Calcáreo - Rio de los Chacayes" Malbec Uco Valley

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Calcáreo Río de los Chacayes is sourced from the Chacayes zone of Tunuyán on top of Vista Flores towards the mountains. It has a riper, spicier, floral, and aromatic profile with notes of thyme and rosemary. It is the most extroverted of the three, and also feels quite polished. The palate, however, is more serious, with the austerity of the rocks, a very fine thread of subtle acidity and a long, long, long finish with sweeter tannins. Its a rolling stone covered in chalk and surrounded by thyme. Awesome! (LG)" (8/2015) 91 points Vinous: "Bright, saturated medium ru ...Read More » 


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RP 93 VN 91

2013 El Libre Bonarda Mendoza

El Libre is a private label featuring tasty versions of Argentina's most famous grape varieties. Bonarda is often overlooked, but can produce a wine of real originality and freshness. In this example, savory dark fruited aromas lead to a meaty palate, with some of Bonarda's trademark raspy fruit and rusticity. A great wine for your BBQ's! (Joe Manekin, K&L Argentinean wine buyer) 


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2014 Dominio del Plata "Crios de Susana Balbo" Malbec Mendoza

Crios means offspring (as in children). Susana selected a word to express the notion that these are wines that haven't quite 'grown up' to the same level of maturity as her more expensive Susana Balbo signature label wines, but they receive the same loving care and attention throughout the winemaking process. The label features a series of three connected and overlapping hands, an image inspired by a Mayan artifact. The three hands represent Susana and her two children. 


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Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin (750ml)

The first premium gin from Argentina brings not only divine botanical flavor, but a marriage of fine herbs and spices not normally used in standard gin production. Yerba mate is an herb derived from rainforest trees, and consumed primarily in Central and South America where it's made into a beverage called "mate." It is said to have the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate all in one. Made at a small distillery in Mendoza, Renato Giovannoni’s new project uses the famed yerba mate, as well as peppermint, eucalyptus... Read More » 


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2013 Superuco "Calcareo - Coluvio de Altamira" Malbec Uco Valley

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Calcáreo Coluvio de Altamira is closed and tight, feeling the most austere and chalk-driven of the three reds I tasted form the Calcáreo line. The grapes are selected from a small part of the vineyard where the calcium carbonate is seen in the surface. It's a serious, balanced and terribly salty and mineral red with the violets of Malbec intermixed with crushed rocks and even a marine feeling to it. Complex, subtle, elegant...terrific! And very affordable too. 3,000 bottles produced, the content of the amphora. (LG)" (8/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Bright red-ruby. Pure ...Read More » 


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RP 94 VN 92

2015 Los Tercos Bonarda Mendoza

93 points James Suckling: "A sexy bonarda with fresh mushroom, blackberry and smoke. Full and tight with lots of dark fruit, soya, and cooked shiitake mushroom. Very long and flavorful." (5/2016) K&L Notes: Bonarda, which happens to be the same grape as Charbono, is still very commonly grown in Argentina. This example is fantastic: dark fruits and cracked black pepper aromas lead to a nicely dry, structured palate of mixed dark fruits with just a hint of candied violets. If you're in the shop, just ask for the Chilean red with the dapper donkeys in the three piece suits! 


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JS 93

2015 El Porvenir de Cafayate "Amauta" Tannat Cafayate Valley

Tannat has proven itself in the very high elevation, extremely sunny and dry conditions of Cafayate and Salta. This wine is all sweet red and dark fruits, with noticeable chewy oak adding spicy notes as well. For Tannat, which has the reputation of being dark, brooding, ferociously tannic, this is actually relatively tame, full in flavor, but round and juicy as well, definitely not an all out tannic assault on the gums! A great introduction to this powerful, famously high-in-resveratrol grape variety. (Joe Manekin, K&L Argentinian & Chilean wine buyer) 


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2014 Gen del Alma "Otra Piel" Red Blend Gualtallary

96 points Decanter: "Seductive nose, very perfumed, with intense red fruit characters of raspberries and cherries and a fresh mineral and herbal touch. Very elegant, light, yet tasty with notes of fresh strawberry coulis. Pleasant texture, fresh acidity and fine tannins, an exquisite red wine, brilliantly executed. (Decanter World Wine Awards)" 95 points James Suckling: "This is a ringer for a top Chinon. A crazy blend of malbec, cab franc and pinot noir. And it's made in concrete amphoras that are buried in the same vineyard. Very crazy wine. Full body, silky and rich with so much plum, spice and stone ...Read More » 


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2013 Achával Ferrer "Finca Mirador" Malbec Mendoza

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Starting with the single-vineyards wines, the 2013 Malbec Finca Mirador comes from a plot of Malbec in Medrano planted with old vines, is the warmest of them all, but don't look for any signs of heat or excess ripeness here as the nose is fresh, vibrant and elegant, and without losing its personality it seems to be taken to a higher stage. There is no trace of oak here, despite the fact that they are now using at least a half of smaller, 160-liter barrels for the aging of their top wines. The palate delivers all the nose has promised, plus a fine thread ...Read More » 


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2015 Bodegas Chacra "Cincuenta y Cinco" Pinot Noir Rio Negro

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Cincuenta y Cinco, pure Pinot Noir from a vineyard planted in 1955 (cincuenta y cinco is Spanish for 55), is an elegant, direct red with tension obtained by fermenting the grapes from those stony, sandy and clay-rich soils in concrete vats with half of full clusters and indigenous yeasts. Forty percent of the wine matured in second use French oak barriques for eight months, while the rest of the volume was kept in concrete until blending and bottling. I tasted it twice because proprietor Piero Incisa della Roccheta was not happy with how the fir ...Read More » 


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RP 95 JS 93

2014 Bodega Mendel "Estate" Malbec Mendoza

91 points James Suckling: "A ripe and rich red with light jammy fruit, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable now." (5/2016) 90 points Vinous: "Saturated bright ruby. Sexy aromas of violet, blackberry and licorice, plus oaky torrefaction notes of bitter chocolate and espresso. Floral, firmly built and nicely delineated; still a bit youthfully tight but boasts lovely energy and definition. Again, there's no easy sweetness here. This savory, firmly tannic wine has the spine for mid-term drinking. (ST)" (3/2016) K&L Notes: Roberto de la Mota, son of the legendary Raul de la Mota (former longtim... Read More » 


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JS 91 VN 90

2015 Dominio del Plata "Crios de Susana Balbo" Malbec Mendoza

Crios means offspring (as in children). Susana selected a word to express the notion that these are wines that haven't quite 'grown up' to the same level of maturity as her more expensive Susana Balbo signature label wines, but they receive the same loving care and attention throughout the winemaking process. The label features a series of three connected and overlapping hands, an image inspired by a Mayan artifact. The three hands represent Susana and her two children. 


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2013 Viña Cobos "Cobos" Malbec Lujan de Cuyo

99 points James Suckling: "The transparency and beauty to this wine is extraordinary. Blackberries, walnuts, spices and tile or terra-cotta which comes from the clay soils. Salty undertones. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, and finesse. It goes on for minutes. Another magical single vineyard wine from this producer." (5/2016) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Suave and well-integrated, this shows hot stone notes to the savory red berry and bramble flavors, with roast beef details emerging midpalate. The finish offers sandalwood and spice accents. Drink now through 2020. (KM)" (10/2016) 91 points Vinous: "Bright medium ruby. Port-like ripe ...Read More » 


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2014 La Posta del Viñatero "Pizzella Vineyard" Malbec Mendoza New!
2014 La Posta del Viñatero "Pizzella Vineyard" Malbec Mendoza

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Malbec Pizzella Vineyard is from Altamira. The vineyard was originally 17 hectares and the owner planted an additional 12 (and is planting yet more), so there is room to grow. This is the most harmonious, elegant, and at the same time backward, of the three single-vineyard Malbecs. Not as showy as the others in the palate either as the tannins are austere and the chalky minerality sticks to your teeth. The differences between the three Malbecs is clear as they each reflect where the grapes grow. The riper, warmer one from Ugarteche, the fresher, ...Read More » 


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RP 90

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2013 Casarena "Sinergy" Red Blend Luján de Cuyo

91 points Vinous: "(70% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot): Bright red-ruby. Cassis, blackberry, licorice, chocolatey oak and violet on the nose, with a suggestion of almost liqueur-like ripeness. Then extremely fine-grained and suave on the palate, showing insidious intensity and captivating inner-mouth floral lift to its dark berry and licorice flavors. A prime example of the slow, steady ripening that was possible in the 2013 growing season. Finishes classically dry and rather powerful, with sweet tannins and excellent length. Another ...Read More » 


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VN 91 JS 90

2013 Bodegas Chacra Pinot Noir "Treinta y Dos" Rio Negro

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Treinta y Dos was the first vintage when there was no new oak whatsoever in the aging of the wine. Limpid, bright ruby-colored and showing a very subtle nose, this elegant and young wine is starting to show signs of complexity. There are nuances (wild herbs, fennel) that I didn't see in other vintages. There is tension and a fine thread of acidity, filigree, poise and great length. It has gobsmacking balance and great length. While it looks light, there is tremendous inner power, in the way of a powerful ballet dancer rather than a bodybuilder. ...Read More » 


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