12 High-Scoring Argentinian Wines for Less than $100

Let's face it: High-scoring wines are expensive. When perusing our Wine Advocate reports, I often get excited about some of the high-scoring wines, but then realize my checkbook is less excited about those wines. Especially after the holidays and an Italian vacation, I'm currently in the market for some good value-buy wines. And there's almost no better place to look for high-scoring wines that cost less than $100 than Argentina. Luis Gutiérrez has penned a fabulous Argentina report in our recent Issue 228, fully equipped with a visual feast of stunning photos. And there are more than 1,110 wines in this report! Whew. So I sifted through and pulled out the wines that have scored 95 points or higher, while still costing $100 or less. How's that for a bargain? Now, I know what some of you are thinking... Not everyone has $100 to spend on a bottle of wine, which is why the range of these bottles spans $45 - $100. There's hardly a better bargain out there for wines with such high scores! Cheers to Luis for bringing these beauties to out attention.

  1. 2012 Aleanna • Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard | $80 (Cabernet Franc)
  2. 2015 Chacra • Treinta y Dos | $90 (Pinot Noir)
  3. 2012 Aleanna • Gran Enemigo El Cepillo Single Vineyard | $90 (Cabernet Franc)
  4. 2013 Cheval des Andes • Cheval des Andes | $80 (Blend of 67% Malbec, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot)
  5. 2014 Vivo o Muerto • El Cerro Gualtallary | $50 (Malbec)
  6. 2012 Aleanna • El Gran Enemigo | $70 (Blend of 40% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot)
  7. 2013 Alta Vista • Malbec Temis | $50 (Malbec)
  8. 2013 Tres 14 • Imperfecto | $65 (Blend of 97% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc)
  9. 2014 Altos Las Hormigas • Malbec Appellation Gualtallary | $45 (Malbec)
  10. 2014 Familia Zuccardi • Aluvional Gualtallary | $90 (Malbec)
  11. 2015 Chacra • Cincuenta y Cinco | $45 (Pinot Noir)
  12. 2015 Tacuil-Davalos • Viñas de Dávalos | $90-100 (Blend dominated by Malbec with some Cabernet Sauvignon)


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