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29 April 2013 News

Steven Tanzer’s e-zine, Winopilia, featured Argentina’s value Malbecs for $20 or less. Tanzer explains, “Importers of wines from Southern Hemisphere countries like Argentina, Chile and South Africa often bemoan the fact that most consumers don’t understand why they should be asked to pay more than twenty bucks for a satisfying bottle of wine from these countries. Sadly, in a growing number of cases, importers here can’t justify bringing in the top bottlings from many of their most quality-conscious producers because they can’t sell them.” But when it comes to Argentina, Tanzer says, ‘this country still offers a great number of seriously concentrated and satisfying red wines, mostly from malbec, at amazingly palatable prices”. In March/April issue of the International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer offered many wines that are malbec-based and rated a solid 90 points. One of the wines listed was Finca Decero’s 2011 Malbec, his notes are below! Click here to read the full piece.

The Finca Decero 2011 Malbec Remolinos Vineyard Mendoza ($20; Vintus Wines) leads off with slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, kirsch, bitter chocolate, violet and spice cake. It’s densely packed and smooth but also light on its feet thanks to harmonious acidity, conveying a restrained sweetness to its dark berry, licorice, violet and tobacco flavors. The finish shows smooth tannins and sneaky length.”  90 Points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar