Argentina – other reds


See Travels in Argentina – the guide.

Phil Crozier of Gaucho restaurants, voted Argentine Personality of the Year at this year’s Wines of Argentina Awards, is enthusiasm for Argentine wine personified. He is delighted to see other red wine grapes emerging ‘before Malbec becomes Schmalbec’.

I must say that I was surprised to find that Cabernet Franc is currently regarded as the height of fashion in Argentine wine circles. (I was told that this was partly thanks to the results of a Decanter tasting last year.) There were some fine examples, just as there were, as expected, some impressive Cabernet...