"By the year 2015, the greatness of Argentinean
wines made from the Malbec grape will be understood as a given.
This French varietal has reached startling heights of quality in
Argentina. Both inexpensive, delicious Malbecs and majestic,
profoundly complex ones from high elevation vineyards are already
being produced, and by 2015 this long-ignored grape's place in the
pantheon of noble wines will be guaranteed."
--Robert Parker in Food & Wine, October 2004
"...the choicest offerings tend to be reds that
come from Bordeaux varietals- primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and
Merlot, with some Carmenere and Malbec as well, the latter
particularly in Argentina. The best are impressive."
--Wine Spectator Magazine, March 2000
"The Argentines are a proud people, not given to
hiding their many assets. Except when it comes to wine. Argentina
is one of the great wine-producing nations, right up there after
France, Italy and Spain. But hardly anyone knows this."
--Frank J. Prial, The New York Times, April 5, 2000
Argentina has always been a large producer
quantity-wise, but recently quality is way up."
Dias Blue, January 2000
"Clearly, Argentina holds some exciting
possibilities. Quality should continue to improve and exports
increase, providing adventurous wine lovers with yet another
country to explore."
--San Jose Mercury News, January
"South American Producers Up the Ante: Price and
Quality both on the Rise for Chilean and Argentine Wines"
---Wine Business Monthly, Sept 1999
"Argentine dream. The surprise success of the
--Food and Wine
Magazine , December 1999
"Chile is a great disappointment to me. They've
lost an opportunity. Fifteen years ago, people were discovering
these great, cheap $5 Chilean bottles. Now, the makers have pushed
all the good fruit up into their prestige bottling. But it's hard
for them to compete at that level against France and California.
Meanwhile, they've drained the more modestly priced level of
production of the good fruit. I prefer Argentinean Wines. They're
more expensive-- $20 to $30 per bottle--but the Argentinean
Cabernets and Malbecs are more concentrated than the Chilean
wines, ripe and slightly rustic. They're real wines, with more
character than the more commercial Chilean Bottles. "
a winebusiness.com interview with Stephen Tanzer, 2002