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Saturday, June 6, 2009
The Event: Icon Argentina; a tutored tasting of 13 collectible wines from Argentina, May 4, 2009
The Time and Date:Monday, May 4, 2009
The Event: Icon Argentina; a tutored tasting of 13 collectible wines from Argentina.
The Venue: Park Hyatt Hotel, Avenue Road
The Target Audience: wine press and consumers
The Availability/Catalogue: the wide-selection of wines came from a variety of agents.
The Quote/Background: This was a basic overview of Argentine wine history and industry. Beginning in the 1990s, the industry got foreign investments to upgrade and modernize, and then seek new markets. In dollar value, the industry increased 477% between 2002 and 2008.
The Wines: There were 13 wines, although 16 were originally announced.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bod. Francois Lurton Gran Lurton Corte Friulano 2008
-Trapiche Malbec Single Vineyard 2006
-Septima Codorniu Gran Reserva 2006 (best wine of the night)
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Dominio del Plata Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2008
-Santos Carfelli Malbec 2006
-Norton Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
-Finca Flichman Paisaje de Tupungato 2006
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):