March 2016 - Argentina

This month's Wine feature is Argentine Wines
Argentina Reviews
214209
Septima
2013 Gran Reserva Mendoza
Nearly opaque bright dark medium color. Bright, buttery aromas and flavors of coconut buttercream, berry custard tart, and honeyed peppercorns with an oily, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length creme brulee, roasted nuts, and earth finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A robust, very structured, flavor-packed malbec-led red blend.
93 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214208
Septima
2014 Obra Malbec
Deep purple color. Aromas of cranberries, herb roasted nuts, creme brulee, and whisky barrel and incense with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length pomegranate, clay, roasted tomato, and oak finish with chewy, barky tannins and heavy oak. A tightly wound, very dry and serious red wine.
92 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214080
MYTHIC
2013 Red Blend Mendoza
Medium dark bright indigo color. Bright, smoky, fruity aromas of smoked nuts, grilled blueberries, and malted chocolate caramel bar with an even, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, medium-length blood orange, peppery spice, and nuts finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A nice spicy, smoky malbec that screams for Latin beef dishes.
89 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214200
The Show
2014 Malbec
Violet color. Bright, attractive aromas of cigar box and herbs, sour cherries, spiced apples and nuts, and pencil shavings with a satiny, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, easy toasty nut brittle, cedar, and pickled beets finish with fine, crunchy tannins and light oak. A solid, juicy malbec with nice oak.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214274
Kirkland Signature
2014 Malbec
Nearly opaque deep purple color. Exotic, fruity floral aromas and flavors of boysenberry chutney, gherkin, and toffee with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, appealing, cheery pencil shavings, apple custard tart, and nuts finish with fine tannins and light oak. A nice spicy, juicy malbec.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214207
Septima
2014 Malbec
Dark violet color. Bright, curious, savory smoky sweaty aromas and flavors of grilled tomatoes, marinated meat and beet, and chocolate goji berries with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, brisk smoked nuts, pencil shavings, and charcoal finish with woody tannins and moderate oak. A dry, smoky malbec for grilled meats.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214322
Kesari
2015 Torrontes
Bright medium bright gold color. Floral, fruity toasty aromas of white flowers, peach pit, and lemon pith with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, layered, breezy finish with firm fruit tannins.
84 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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