92 points & Top Value ('17), Wine Spectator;
91 points & Year's Best Argentine Malbec, Wine & Spirits ('13);
In Los Cardones, Malbec produces a very unique expression. The very intense sunshine at 5,700' elevation produces concentrated dark fruit flavors. The cold Andean nights lend floral and sweet spice aromatics. The stony soil profile provides excellent structure.
90 points & Year's Best Argentine Malbec, Wine & Spirits ('14).
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90 & 90+ points, Wine Advocate ('16 & '17);
93 points, James Suckling ('17); 90 points, Wine & Spirits ('13):
"Vibrant in its floral aroma and its tropical fruit flavors, this torrontés offers an intriguing citrus brightness that would make it a welcome apertif or a match for grilled shrimp."
94 points, Beverage Testing Institute ('12).
Cafayate's intense sunshine and cold andean nights produce a bright, refreshing style of Torrontés, with intense floral aromatics, citrus fruit flavors and a stony minerality.
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Anko Malbec Flor de Cardon
92 points & Year's Best Argentine Malbec, Wine & Spirits ('14);
91 points & Top Wine, Wine Enthusiast ('12);
93 points, Beverage Testing Institute ('11).
Local legend holds that a young Indian princess, escaping through the desert with her lover, was scratched by the sharp thorns of the Cardon cactus. Her blood, spilled on the spines, blossomed into beautiful white flowers. Anko Flor de Cardon Malbec is a rare and noble expression of Malbec from Estancia Las Cardones.
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