Expert articles and wine tasting videos profiling wines from Argentina, Argentinian wine regions, the famous Mendoza wine region, the Malbec varietal & more.

2017 Gen Del Alma Jijiji Chenin Blanc, Argentina, Uco Valley, Wine Review

Supposedly this is a natural wine.  Those can be good but often have some spoilage and similar issue.  There was nothing here to say this was affected, but it is a very odd wine that might have limited appeal.  On the other hand, it retails for around $15, so, especially for a wine geek, it might be worth checking out.  Deep golden in color (does this see extended skin contact?).  The nose is a bit odd.  Some sweaty undershirt quality to it.  A bit of dill.  Some tangerine fruit lurking in the background.  On the palate, it is hard to describe.  Kind of like apples that fall under a tree an

2009 Cuvelier Los Andes Grand Vin, Argentina, Valle de Uco, Wine Review

70% Malbec, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot.  From the family that owns Leoville Poyferre in Bordeaux.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose is warm and slightly musty (not in an off way).  Also has some cassis and plums.  On the palate, this drinks like a Bordeaux; fruit, tobacco and earth.  Black raspberries and plums.  Slight tannins.  It has a nice depth and seems to be closing in on maturity.  A bit soft but within reason.  Would work with roasted or grilled meats quite well.  No hurry, but won't get better and probably should be drunk in the next five years.  

2014 Antigal Malbec 1, Argentina, Mendoza, Wine Review

This is an inexpensive crowd pleaser made from the Malbec grape.  Available for under $15 almost everywhere.  Purple in color.  The nose has plums and slight cherries.  On the palate, this has slight tannins.  Easy drinking.  Plums that are ripe and just a hint of sweetness.  Clean finish.  Solid all the way around and a great choice for parties.  This will last a few years but its not made for long term cellaring.  Friendly with hearty foods.  

2015 Allamand Saint Jeannet, Argentina, Mendoza, Wine Review

Saint Jeannet is a rare white wine grape.  This is one of the few bottlings that use it.  Light golden in color.  The nose has limes, asparagus and a metallic quality.  The palate is a bit better and more about minerals.  A bit of citrus.  Decent acidity.  Nice enough finish.  This retails for around $10 and for that price, this is good value.  

Mendoza: Argentina's Premier Wine Region Profiled

Ask any wine lover about wines from Argentina, and you'll probably get one of two answers – malbec or Mendoza. Just as wines made from the malbec grape are associated with Argentina, the country that made them great, Mendoza's influence on Argentina's wine industry is so strong that many people focus exclusively on this region.

Best Argentinian Malbec Wines (For the Money)

In recent years, wine reviewers have taken notice of the quality wines coming out of Argentina, particularly malbecs. The malbec grape, originally from France, flourishes in Argentina, particularly in the Mendoza wine region. In fact, some people believe that Argentinian malbecs are just as good as –and in some cases superior to – malbec wines from France.

Argentinean Wine Vintage Chart

Argentina 2010 89 D 2009 92 D/H 2008 87 D 2007 92 D/H 2006 90 D 2005 92 D/H 2004 88 D 2003 89 D 2002 93 D 2001 88 D 2000 87 D 1999 90 D Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or producer. The better wines from a vintage will generally have...

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