Winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs has admitted he would “absolutely not” have predicted the international success of Argentine Malbec when he started working in the country 25 years ago.
The variety was also a new experience for Hobbs, who admitted: “When I arrived I didn’t know what Malbec was; I had no experience with it in Calfornia.” Today Argentina remains a major focus for the consultant winemaker, who co-owns Malbec specialist Viña Cobos, as well as working closely for the last 12 years with Pascual Toso, where Malbec shares top billing with Cabernet Sauvignon.
The American magazine, Wine Enthusiast, published the Top 100 Best Buys of 2013, compiled by its select tasting panel. This list encompasses the year’s best value wines under USD15 and includes six wines from Argentina.
Trapiche winery managed to be included within the top 10 selection
To see the full list of 2013’s Top 100 Best Buys, click here: http://www.winemag.com/PDFs/112013_BestBuys.pdf
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