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2010 Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin, Vistalba, Argentina

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Merlot

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $39   From: $31   To: $44

Score: 95  
The Wine-Searcher score of 95/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
95/100  
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Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region
  • Vistalba is a small wine-producing sub-region directly south-west of Mendoza City in Argentina. It sits in the western foothills of the Andes and enjoys a mountainous terroir that contributes significantly to the style of wine produced here. Malbec is Vistalba's key grape variety, but Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon vines are also planted here. 

    Vistalba is on the edge of the metropolitan area of Mendoza, and lies just north of the Las Compuertas sub-region and the Mendoza River. It is part of the larger ...more

  • Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province is responsible for roughly 70 percent of the country's annual wine production. The French grape variety Malbec has its New World home in the vineyards of Mendoza, producing red wines of great concentra...more

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