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Top 20 Malbec Wines: World Malbec Day

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Trapiche Broquel Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: A remarkably well-priced Malbec from Argentina. Smooth, full-bodied and offering generous aromas of concentrated, intensely flavoured black fruits with a lovely touch of mocha and smoke on the finish. Drink: 2012-2016. 234385 14.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 1, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Terrazas De Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: Love it! Meaty and mouth-watering with gorgeous ripe dark berries. Smooth and full-bodied. Juiciness and acidity cry out for a food companion, especially for the hearty meat variety. Decant 1 hour. Some blackberry and anise on the finish. The grapes for this wine are grown at an altitude of 1067 metres above sea level, which gives the wine balance and a nervy edge due to excellent drainage for the vintages and cool microclimate for the grapes. Pair this dark beauty with a juicy steak. Drink: 2013-2017. 29280 14% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 91/100. December 6, 2014 Best Value Red Wine. Voluptuous Veal Wine Full Review

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