Bienvenidos! Here’s the latest review from our tastings:
Fin del Mundo Single Vineyard Malbec 2009
Province: NeuquenFin del Mundo Single Vineyard Malbec 2009
Subregion: San Patricio del Chanar
Grapes: 100% Malbec
Aging: 18 months in French and American oak
If you’ve been waiting for a Patagonian malbec that can stand next to the best entries from Mendoza, wait no longer. This is a barn-burner of a wine that is altogether different from anything that comes from further north. The nose conjures up an image of rum cake with candied fruits and orange glaze, and the sweet spirit is present all the way through in the mouth as well. It’s buffered by wild strawberry jam and a hint of coffee grounds, with orange and cinnamon on the finish. It’s a fantastic showcase for the unique flavors brought forth from this region’s terroir.
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Malbec World Day #WineChat and contest
Next Thursday at 9 pm EDT, Argovino will be hosting a special #WineChat on Twitter for Malbec World Day. We'll be tasting more than a dozen Argentine wines - not just malbecs! - with other wine reviewers and experts from across the country. You can learn more about this great online event here
. And you can also win free wine!
That's right, by tweeting using the #WhyILoveMalbec hashtag, you'll be entered to win one of the top three wines tasted by our panel on the night. If your tweet is chosen among the best three by our judge, Kendra Forsythe of QW Wine Experts (which represents Wines of Argentina in the United States), your wine will be delivered to you free of charge. So enter early and often!
Finally, tickets are still available for “Cambalache: One Night in Argentina”, a huge festival for Malbec World Day on April 16 and 17 at the indoor Brooklyn Night Market. Cambalache means a big to-do in Argentine Spanish, and it will indeed be big: live music, mural painting, tango, empanadas, steak sandwiches, ice cream, vintage Argentine cocktails, and more glimpses of Argentina. And of course, we’ll be tasting malbec and many other wines from dozens of wineries. We’ll be live-tweeting the event during #WineChat, so please tune in. Salud!
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.