Salta, Argentina, WINE

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Much like its neighbor, Chile, Argentina's wine industry is long-established, but fairly new to the world stage. Not until the 1990s did Argentina's wine producers seriously consider and enter the global market, preferring instead to grow and make vast quantities of mediocre to sub-par product, until a few enterprising visionaries realized its full potential. Today, it's the world's fifth largest wine producing nation, with enviable representation in export markets worldwide.

Whereas Chile owes its viticulture to its isolation, Argentina's is a result of altitude. Although there is a rich diversity of varietals here, the country's reputation rests predominantly on Malbec, In the world's highest red wine vineyards (some up to 4,600 ft.), bright, sunny days, and crisp, dry air produce Malbec wines of intense opulence, a style very much in fashion with today's consumer, and these climatic features go a long way for other varietals, as well. Mendoza is far and away the most important wine region here, centered around the city of the same name, and Argentina's best vineyards and most prominent producers are based in the Andean foothills southwest of the city. The sub-districts of Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, and Las Compuertas produce arguably the country's finest wines. Further southwest, the Valle de Uco is home to a burgeoning array of fine sites, with the sub-zones of Gualtaray and Tupungato known for their excellent potential with Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, respectively.

Venturing both north and south of Mendoza, one can find some of the most remote and rugged vineyards on Earth. The province of Salta near the Bolivian border is home to Argentina's most famous white grape, Torrontés. It reaches its aromatic apogee in these vine plots that touch the sky at nearly 9,000 feet in some places. At the southern tip of the habitable world, Patagonia is Argentina's untamed, viticultural frontier, where enterprising producers are taking advantage of Antarctic influence to sculpt structured, characterful red wines in Rio Negro and Neuquén.

As with Chile, Argentina has seen a flood of foreign investment and expertise in the past few decades, and it rivals its neighbor as one of the most dynamic and innovative wine producing nations in the world.

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93 points Wine Spectator: Dense, ripe and powerfully fruity, with intense notes of hazelnut and spice to the dark plum, baked cherry and mulled berry flavors. Dark chocolate and espresso details linger on the powerful finish. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases made. (4/30/18) ...
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Colome Malbec Salta Altura Maxima 2014  (#701672)

Malbec from Salta, Argentina

93 points Wine Spectator: Dense, ripe and powerfully fruity, with intense notes of hazelnut and spice to the dark plum, baked cherry and mulled berry flavors. Dark chocolate and espresso details linger on the powerful finish. Drink now through 2024.…

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92 points Wine Spectator: Pure and minerally, with concentrated dark plum, boysenberry and macerated cherry flavors. Creamy midpalate, showing a long, intense finish filled with dark chocolate and Asian spice. Drink now through 2024. (2019) ...
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Anko Malbec Salta Oasis en Altura 2017  (#702308)

Malbec from Salta, Argentina

92 points Wine Spectator: Pure and minerally, with concentrated dark plum, boysenberry and macerated cherry flavors. Creamy midpalate, showing a long, intense finish filled with dark chocolate and Asian spice. Drink now through 2024. (2019)

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Intense aromas of spices, cassis and clove, with vanilla notes. On the palate, full and ripe cassis and marmalade flavors dominate, with toasty vanilla notes on the finish. ...
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El Esteco Syrah Calchaqui Valley Don David Reserve 2017  (#702237)

Syrah/Shiraz from Salta, Argentina

Intense aromas of spices, cassis and clove, with vanilla notes. On the palate, full and ripe cassis and marmalade flavors dominate, with toasty vanilla notes on the finish.

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91 points James Suckling: Dried apricot peel, mangoes, papaya and dried citrus peel. Full body, very dry with a lovely mouthfeel, vibrant acidity and a textured finish. Drink now. (4/5/18) ...
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El Esteco Torrontes Calchaqui Valley Don David Reserve 2017  (#334786)

Other White Wines from Salta, Argentina

91 points James Suckling: Dried apricot peel, mangoes, papaya and dried citrus peel. Full body, very dry with a lovely mouthfeel, vibrant acidity and a textured finish. Drink now. (4/5/18)

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87 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Medium red. More brooding on the nose than the Malbec, offering lightly musky scents of cassis, licorice and oak char plus a suggestion of green pepper. A juicy, savory wine with modest depth but decent texture to its berry and spice flavors. Finishes with tongue… ...
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Dominio del Plata Cabernet Sauvignon Crios de Susana Balbo 2016  (#702135)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Salta, Argentina

87 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Medium red. More brooding on the nose than the Malbec, offering lightly musky scents of cassis, licorice and oak char plus a suggestion of green pepper. A juicy, savory wine with modest depth but decent texture to…

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90 points Wine Spectator: A creamy and lush-tasting red, with vibrant crushed red fruit flavors. The peppery finish has good cut and length, showing plenty of juiciness. Drink now through 2020. (12/31/17) ...
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Amalaya (Colome) Malbec Salta 2016  (#701796)

Malbec from Salta, Argentina

90 points Wine Spectator: A creamy and lush-tasting red, with vibrant crushed red fruit flavors. The peppery finish has good cut and length, showing plenty of juiciness. Drink now through 2020. (12/31/17)

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93 points James Suckling: This shows a lot more complexity than many other torrontes on the nose with notes of kiwi, guava peel, spices, dried apricots, white stones and mango pie. Medium-bodied and textured with loads of clean, fleshy stone fruit, vibrant acidity and a peachy finish. Drink now.… ...
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Anko Torrontes Salta 2017  (#334831)

Other White Wines from Salta, Argentina

93 points James Suckling: This shows a lot more complexity than many other torrontes on the nose with notes of kiwi, guava peel, spices, dried apricots, white stones and mango pie. Medium-bodied and textured with loads of clean, fleshy stone fruit,…

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