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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2008
Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2008
(search item no. 106593)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Clean and bright, deep violet. It reveals floral notes of violets together with fruit hues such as black cherries, typical of the variety. Its barrel aging adds aromas of cinnamon and coconut, contributing to is aromatic complexity. Alluring, unctuous and round. With silky tannins and velvety texture, the persistence of fruity and floral aromas is outstanding, resulting in an elegant, meaty and mouthwatering wine.
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About Terrazas de los Andes:

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, Chandon Argentina was established, the first subsidiary of Moët & Chandon outside France.

To make the Terrazas de los Andes wines, Chandon Argentina took the initiative to restore this building, located in the heart of Perdriel and at the foot of the imposing Cordón del Plata (a section of the Andes Mountain Range).

In the past, Chandon Argentina made only sparkling and generic still wines, however at the beginning of the '90s fueled by a political system more orientated towards an international market, a varietal wines project was born, to which Terrazas has now become the reality. Situated in Perdriel there is an old Spanish style winery that was used by Pedro Domecq to create his brandy. Renaud Poirier asked Domecq if he could use his equipment to make the first experimental vintages, between 1957 and 1959. Thirty years later Terrazas de los Andes was born, a tributary of Chandon Argentina dedicated exclusively to the production of varietal wines.