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Ar­gentina’s Men­doza re­gion pro­duces great mal­becs. After tast­ing nearly 300, James Suck­ling no­ticed a trend to­wards more re­fined, el­e­gant wines that em­pha­sise pedi­gree and style— mean­ing the days of jammy, fruit-for­ward bot­tles ap­pear to be com­ing to an e

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Viña co­bos Mal­bec Men­doza co­bos 2013 The trans­parency and beauty is ex­tra­or­di­nary. Black­berry, wal­nut, spice, tile and ter­ra­cotta that comes from the clay soils. Salty un­der­tone. Full body, ul­tra-fine tan­nins and fi­nesse. Goes on for min­utes. An­other mag­i­cal sin­gle-vine­yard wine from here. 99 points

Bodega catena Za­p­ata adri­anna Vine­yard Mal­bec Men­doza Mun­dus Bacil­lus ter­rae 2012 Aro­mas of rose petal, dark berry, stone and lime­stone. Very salty and pure. Long, full and ver­ti­cally struc­tured, with ul­tra­fine and racy tan­nins. 98 points

Bodega Su­pe­ruco Mal­bec Valle de uco cal­cáreo de gran­ito 2013 So pol­ished. Full­bod­ied yet ul­tra­r­efined and long. Seam­less and ethe­real. Drink or hold. 96 points

ter­razas de los an­des Mal­bec Valle de uco Sin­gle par­cel los cas­taños 2012 Phe­nom­e­nal, with a com­plex­ity, depth and fi­nesse never seen be­fore in mal­bec. Com­pares to the great­est sin­gle-grape va­ri­ety wines such as Bur­gundy, Rhône, Barolo or Rib­era del Duero. Per­fectly sculpted. Drink or hold. 99 points

abre­mu­n­dos Mal­bec Valle de uco oc­tava BASSA 2013 Black­berry and blue­berry aro­mas, with hints of flower petal. Full body, dense and beau­ti­fully bal­anced. Goes on for min­utes. 97 points

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