September 2016 - Argentina

This month's Wine feature is Argentine Wines
Argentina Reviews
216189
Cigar Box
2015 Old Vine Malbec
Nearly opaque deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate drizzled nuts, graham crackers, and berries and hint of herbs and dried flowers with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length craisin and pomegranate, vanilla cream, and walnuts and cedar bark finish with dusty, firm tannins and moderate oak. A bright juicy malbec that will cover a lot of bases.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216411
Bodegas Belgrano
NV Malbec
Dark garnet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dried berries and flowers, pickled cherries and beets, and nuts with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with dusty, coarse tannins and light oak. A nice everyday burger wine.
84 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216412
It’s a Headsnapper
2015 Malbec
Dusty ruby color. Smoky aromas and flavors of smoked bacon and nuts, grilled tomatoes, and cherry gastrique with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk toffee and cedar finish with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. A nice quaffable malbec that will do nicely with everyday meals and bbq.
84 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216272
Vinecol
2015 Malbec
Opaque deep purple color. Smoky, savory aromas of grilled berries, herbs, smoked almonds, and cherry blossom with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, interesting, medium-length pickled beets and peppers, dried cherry, nutskin, and earth finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. Am dry, smoky, savory malbec that will shine at the table.
84 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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