The wine journalist and taster of the International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer, announced this week the last results of the Argentine wines tasting. In this opportunity, these results were positive, with 29 wines scoring 92 points or more. Most of them are placed within a range over USD 100, although some are priced at under USD 50.
Domaine Bousquet’s wines Malbec Grande Reserve Tupungato 2009 and Malbec Tupungato 2011 were granted 90 and 89 points, respectively.
Malbec Grande Reserve Tupungato 2009 – 90 Points
($25) Bright, deep medium ruby. High-toned aromas of blackberry and cassis. Sweet, pliant and densely packed, with very good concentration and harmonious acidity to the blackberry and spice flavors. This round, generous wine finishes with lovely ripe tannins and excellent spicy persistence.
Malbec Tupungato 2011- 89 Points
($12) Good dark red. Musky dark plum, blackberry, cassis and licorice on the nose and palate. Round, pliant and sweet, with harmonious acidity giving shape and lift to the fruit. Finishes with sweet, ripe tannins and very good length. Offers a nice combination of ripe but not overripe fruit and fresh acidity. And a terrific value.