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Amancaya Gran Reserva Red Blend

Amancaya Gran Reserva Red BlendScore: 90

Province: MendozaAmancaya Gran Reserva Red Blend

Subregion: Agrelo; La Consulta; Tunuyan; Tupungato; Vistalba

Grapes: 70% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging: 12 months in French oak (20% new)

With a color almost indistinguishable from most cabernets, this wine may surprise you with its high malbec content. Not in the bouquet, though – there are malbec’s plums and that little whiff of latex. In the mouth, the plums mix harmoniously with cabernet’s high-low tandem of sweet herbal and dark berry flavors, plus a layer of chocolate-hazelnet gianduja on top. The tone and weight are dignified, giving every taste its time to evolve, and the finish is effortless. A testament to the delicate art of blending.

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#WhyILoveMalbec and a special event

Thursday's Malbec World Day and #WineChat were incredible events, with thousands of people enjoying malbec and other Argentine wines across the country. To catch up with the complete results of our nationwide #WineChat tasting, click here. We had some great winners in our #WhyILoveMalbec hashtag contest, too. Here they are in all of their 140-character glory:

Sacred Drop: "To me, #Malbec is the perfect #maridaje of black fruit, tannins, acidity & oak. Meant to be shared with loved ones"

NNKWineDiva: "romance in a glass-Drk berries & choc, sprays of Lavender, nestled in old leather enjoying a lingering fire"

wild4wawine: "Malbec is truly one of the most delicious red wines best paired with the Tango and a lovely from Argentina"

They'll be receiving a bottle of one of the top-rated wines from our panel, delivered at no charge: Trivento Malbec Reserve 2012. This and many other wines received rave reviews from our #WineChat tasters, whom you can meet here.

Special event. Do you remember the Judgment of Paris, the 1976 tasting at which California wines beat out the best from France? Now get ready for the Judgment of Brooklyn. On May 2, experts will again pit wines from the Old and New Worlds against each other here in New York City, and on May 17 the public will have a chance to try the wines - and plenty of food and beer - as well. We'll see you there. Salud!

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Special offer

Our friends at Recuerdo Wines are pleased to offer free shipping on six or more bottles of their excellent torrontes (rated 90 points!) and malbec. Free shipping will also be available on the 2011 Aliado Malbec and 2011 Gran Corte Red Blend when they are officially released in April 2014. Just use the code "AV2014" at the Recuerdo Wines Store checkout, any time through July 1, 2014.

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