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A Kick Butt Price
Signature red Grape is Malbec. The Malbec grape once popular in Bordeaux has
developed its own style and personality is Argentina’s Mendoza Valley. Lovers
of great value full bodied big reds have flocked to Malbec which offers
everything you might look for in a quality Napa Cab but at a far better price
point. Todays 2014 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec
Reserva can be had at a spectacular price of $14.99 and you will not
find a better big red at the price. The wine drinks like a $40 Napa Cab.
Full-bodied with a great structure, this wine stands out
for its volume and silky mouth-feel. It is complex, boasting smooth,
well-rounded tannins that give way to a staggeringly long and lingering finish.
92 Point James Suckling - "A young Malbec that shows
blackberry, flowers and minerals. Full body, fresh acidity and a bright,
focused finish that's subtle and savory. Drink or hold. Deep ruby color.
Brimming with red fruit, dry plums, raisins and permeated by delicate floral
scents of violets and touches of toasted vanilla and sweet spice. It is very
round and well-structured; fleshy with firm tannins.
The vineyards are in
the foothills of the Andes, where each varietal is grown at the ideal altitude
for optimal development. The pre-phylloxera vines (very old) are
irrigated with snowmelt from the Andes. Terrazas de los Andes was named by Wine
Spectator as ”One of the 20 worldwide wineries which year after year delivers
consistent high quality wines.” Located in Vistalba one of the sweet spots for
Malbec in Mendoza. Terrazas de los Andes was founded by French Champagne House
Moet & Chandon. Chandon spent many years researching lands around the world
and chose the terroir of these high altitude vineyards that could make truly
great red wine. They restored an old Spanish style winery that had belonged
from 1898 to Sotero Arizu, one of the forefathers of winemaking in
Argentina. Combining French winemaking techniques and know-how with the
great potential Mendoza has for great wine has resulted in a winning
combination, with Terrazas de los Andes not only making great values but also
some the greatest wine Argentina makes.