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Tim Atkin’s 50 favorite Argentine wines 2012

The renowned master of wine, Tim Atkin, posted on May 10 a list of his favorite 50 wines from Argentina. Most of wineries members of WineSur appear on this list. Take a look!

“These are 50 of my favourite Argentine wines, shown at a tasting in London yesterday and selected from an extensive report to be published next month.

To explain the way I made the selection: I restricted myself to two wines per winery and tried to show as many wines as possible that reflected their terroir rather than an imposed winemaking style. Some of these names will be familiar to tasters, some will be new. The idea, as ever, is to stimulate debate.”

White Wines

2011 Susana Balbo Crios Torrontés, Cafayate, Salta, Dominio del Plata (£10.99)

2010 Etchart Gran Linaje Torrontés, Cafayate, Salta, Etchart (£12)

2011 Mendel Semillon, Mendoza, Mendel Wines (£9.75)

2010 Luigi Bosca Gala 3, Mendoza, Luigi Bosca – Familia Arizu (£17.50)

2006 Terrazas Afincado Late Harvest Petit Manseng, Mendoza, Terrazas de los Andes (N/A)

Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Piattelli Grand Reserve, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Piatteli Vineyards (NA)

Cabernet Franc

2008 Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Pulenta Estate (£19.95)

Malbec

2008 Diamandes de Uco, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Diamandes (NA)

2010 Doña Paula Estate Malbec, Ugarteche, Mendoza, Doña Paula (£10.99)

2008 Bressia Monteagrelo Agrelo Malbec, Mendoza, Bressia (£15)

2008 Colomé Malbec Reserva, Salta, Colomé (£15.50)

2009 Trapiche ‘Finca Suarez Lastra’, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Trapiche (£28)

2008 Trapiche ‘Federico Villafañe’, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Trapiche (£28)

2006 Altos Las Hormigas Vistaflores, Mendiza, Altos Las Hormigas (£50)

2009 Mendel Finca Remota Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Mendel Wines

Red Blends

2008 Gran Enemigo. Mendoza, Aleanna (NA)

2008 Pulenta Estate Gran Corte, Mendoza, Pulenta Estate (£22.80)

2006 Walter Bressia Conjuro, Mendoza, Bressia (£29.95)

2004 Cheval des Andes, Vistalba, Mendoza, Cheval des Andes (£50)

Source: http://blog.timatkin.com/my-top-50-argentine-wines-2012/

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