Can Argentina fulfill its potential and produce world-class wines? The answer is an emphatic yes, thanks to the Malbec grape in general and the wines of Nicolás Catena in particular. The 68 Argentinean Malbecs that I tasted over the past year confirm the findings of my last report (" True Colors" ) on the region: Malbec is clearly Argentina's strong suit and, dollar for dollar, the country's bottlings of this variety comprise one of the world's most distinctive groups of wines.
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