Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2006

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$22.99
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The 2010 vintage is available for: $19.99
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Item No. 90174
  • red wine
  • WS89
  • RP89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Quite juicy, with raspberry, cassis and briar notes riding over fresh acidity through a bouncy dark fruit- and spice-filled finish. Drink now through 2010. 30,000 cases imported."
89 Points

"The 2006 Malbec Reserva delivers more sophisticated aromatics including cedar, spice box, violets, blueberry, and black cherry. On the palate it is smooth-textured, mouth-coating, and firmer than its less expensive sibling. This excellent value can be enjoyed now through 2013. "
89 Points

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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
The grape yields soft, chewy fruit with rich, strong flavors often reminiscent of black cherry or plum. Malbec wines are also perfect for aging. Pair it with slow-cooked red meats, such as stew, or with wild game.
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Timothy Smith - Baton Rouge, LA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I found this wine to worth more than the price. It had great spice and fruit. I only improved over the three days it was open.
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kerrymoylan - Grosse Pointe, MI (read all my reviews)

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(6/5/2011)
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At the end of the 1950s, the famous French Champagne house, Moët & Chandon, realized there was an enormous potential for growth in South America. They sent their wine analyst, Renaud Poirier, to study the possibility of expansion. Monsieur Poirier finally proved that Luján de Cuyo, a region within the province of Mendoza, was the best place for the birth of fine wines. In 1960,...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) 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...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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