Four Argentine wines among the 100 best in the world

Luxury week for Argentine wines. Just days away from knowing that a Malbec, the Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita 2016, obtained a rating of 100 points by the influential Robert Parker's Wine Advocate magazine, the report of the top 100 Wines of 2019 just released by the American critic James Suckling includes four local labels, and even one of them is ranked No. 10.

Cheval des Andes; El Enemigo Chardonnay; Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec and Iscay Malbec Cabernet Franc. Image: La Nacion
Cheval des Andes; El Enemigo Chardonnay; Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec and Iscay Malbec Cabernet Franc. Image: La Nacion

What are the Argentine wines highlighted by Suckling after tasting more than 25,000 wines from all over the world?

Rank #10: Cheval des Andes 2016 (Cheval des Andes), $3600.

Rank N°21: The Enemy Chardonnay 2017 (Bodega Aleanna), $715.

Rank N°37: Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2017 (Catena Zapata) $7370

Post N°72: Iscay Malbec Cabernet Franc 2014 (Bodega Trapiche) $2468.

"After tasting some 1800 bottles in two weeks in Mendoza we found some surprising wines, from brilliant whites (mostly chardonnays) that can rank among the best in the world, to subtle, complex and structured malbecs, cabernet francs and cabernets sauvignons," Suckling wrote in his report, in which he even highlighted the enormous value for money of labels like El Enemigo Chardonnay: "perhaps it is one of the best value wines on earth.

Former senior editor of Wine Spectator magazine and current wine editor of the luxury magazine Asian Tatler, Suckling is one of the world's leading wine critics.

By Mexicanist

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