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September 2018 - Argentina

September 2018 - Argentina
This month's Wine feature is Argentine Wines

Argentina Reviews

Encendido 2014 Single Vineyard Barrel Fermented Malbec
90 points
$65
Black violet color. Aromas of plum cake, latex, bay leaf, palo santo wood, cherry stones, and brown sugar with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, involved, long dark chocolate, caramel latte, creme brulee, and fennel seed finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A big and bold Malbec with aging potential; French Malbec lovers may find a new world tipple here.
Lucky Frog 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas of white cheddar, plain yogurt, and blackberry jam on wheat thins with a satiny, lively, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-to-long rocky road ice cream finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smooth Argentine Cabernet that will be delicious on its own or with a sturdy meal.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Lucky Frog 2017  Malbec
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of berry pie a la mode and praline with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-length finish evoking nuances of nuts, pomegranate, roasted beets, and minerals with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A tangy, mouthwatering red that will liven up a meal.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Alamos 2016  Malbec
87 points
$20
Garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of berry danish, creme brulee, hint of cornichon, and brown butter with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, carefree finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A dry, earthy and savory wine for the table.
Alamos 2016  Red Blend
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Aromas of dried flowers in a pot, dried strawberry, pine nuts, and blueberry syrup with a velvety, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length chocolate ice cream and graham cracker finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chocolatey, table-ready Argentine Red.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Don Miguel Gascón 2016  Malbec
84 points
$15
Deep purple color. Vegetal aromas of lemon-dressed spinach, tahini, menthol, and olive pit with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and an even, easy graphite, jam, baking chocolate, and green pepper finish with medium tannins and light oak flavor. A savory offering for the table.
Encendido 2017 Single Vineyard Rosé Uco Valley
84 points
$24
Light salmon orange color. Aromas of marinated red pepper and fruit punch with a supple, bright, fruity light body and an effortless, brisk cantaloupe and curry finish with no oak flavor. A salmon-hued quaffer for summer fun.
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