In his publication, ‘Gismondi on Wine’, Anthony Gismondi, one of Canada’s most influential wine critics, announced the wines with the best value within different price ranges.
Whithin his Argentina’s Best Value Picks the critic included two wines of Finca Flichman that received high scores and great reviews.
94 Finca Flichman Parcela 26 2008
Mendoza, Argentina, US $23 srp
A special block of selected clones from a one hectare plot planted in 1998. Very peppery, liquorice, smoky, menthol, black cherry, garrigue, liquorice root, savoury, tobacco, barnyard and leather aromas. Ripe, rich, full, juicy and concentrated with supple grainy tannins. Big black berry jam, peppery, floral, black cherry, vanilla, savoury, mineral flavours with some orange peel and chocolate on the finish. Young and intense, this needs 4-7 years but it’s well balanced.
90 Finca Flichman Paisaje de Tupungato 2009 Malbec – Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot
Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina ON $18 srp, QC $21
Exciting spicy, red liquorice, peppery, floral, black plum, cassis, waxy, savoury, herbal aromas. Rich, ripe, round, fresh and juicy palate with supple tannins. Big cassis, black berry, orange, smoky, savoury, tobacco, plum, vanilla and liquorice flavours. Warm finish but very good fruit and balance with ripe tannins. Can age 2-3 years but good now too. Great value in a 70/25/5 blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.