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The best of Argentina in the Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide

September 14, 2011 by Laura Saieg | in Awards, News

One of the United States’ leading magazines published its “Buying Guide August 2011”. In this opportunity, apart from listing the best buy of Argentine wines, Wine Enthusiast released a special “Best Buy” edition, including six labels from Argentina.

In the August issue, Wine Enthusiast published its wine guide, which included the best exponents from all the countries, divided into different categories: Malbec and Blends, Cabernet and Blend, Tempranillo and Blends, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Bonarda, and other red wines. As regards white wines, the categories consisted of Torrontés, Chardonnay, and other whites.

United States’ renowned figures have contributed to the guide. In the case of Argentina, wines were tasted by Contributing Editor Michael Schachner in New York.

The “Buying Guide August” contains the name of each wine, their score, price and tasting note. These wine guides are developed by means of different individual and group tastings held throughout the year.

In relation with scores, the magazine highlighted: “Ratings reflect our editors’ opinion about certain wines. Beyond the ratings, what really counts is the tasting note to know about wines and learn their special features.”

Moreover, this year, six Argentine wines were selected as “Best Buy”: 2009 Trivento Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, getting 90 pts (USD 11); 2009 Rutini Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon(USD 12) and 2009 Valentín Bianchi Malbec (USD 13), both achieving 89 pts; whereas 2010 Callia Alta Torrontés (USD 9) and 2009 Neu Direction Malbec (USD 10) were given 88 pts; finally, 2009 Portillo Merlot (USD 10) and 2009 Conquista Oak Cask Malbec (USD 10) scored 86 and 85 pts respectively.

The selected wines

Below, the list of the selected wines by Wine Enthusiast’s editors and expert wine tasters:

All full list: http://www.wineenthusiast.com/

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