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91 points by Robert Parker
Size: 750 ml
Color: Red
Rating: 91 - Robert Parker
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Varietals: Malbec
Closure Type: Cork
Vintage: 2014
ABV: 13.5
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Conquista Malbec is bright and fruity with plum, spice and red fruit aromas. It is full bodied with good acidity and layers of blackberries and blueberries, hints of mocha and spice on the lingering finish. This wine is Soft, mouth-filling and perfumed with flavors of berries, wild plums and a ripe tannin backbone to hold up to the rich, spicy, grilled meat dishes synonymous with Latin cuisineConquista Malbec is bright and fruity with plum, spice and red fruit aromas. It is full-bodied with good acidity and layers of blackberries and blueberries, hints of mocha and spice on the lingering finish.Bargain alert! Okay, it won't be the best Malbec you've ever had, or even come close, but it could be one of the better ones in the sub-$10 category. It tasted like a wine that cost $8.45 on the first day, but on day two it was actually decent. Again, not fantastic but far better than I expected. for that price it makes for a good wine to keep around for a second or third bottle, or when you need some wine to cook with. Unless you're a wine snob then don't bother.. Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some winemakers decided it was time for Argentina to show their stuff. Better winemaking technology was brought in, new winemaking techniques were learned and good viticulture practices flourished. The result? World-class wines with unique style and variety.

 Unlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds,Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.


Size: 750 ml
Color: Red
Rating: 91 - Robert Parker
ABV: 13.5%
Closure Type: Cork
Vintage: 2014
Varietal(s): Malbec
Organic
Kosher
Collectable
Sparkling
Taste: dark berry fruit, black pepper, cherry,olive and black peper
Nose: spice box, cedar, dark fruit, spice, currant, cherry and cigar box