First off, something the French speaking readership will explain to you :
But moving on to the actual chorus in question :
From left to right in no particular order :
Putruele Malbec 2013, Nieto Sentenier "Benjamin" whatever that is, 2014, Esmeralds "Estiba I (Tempranillo Rosado)" 2013, Lopez Chateau Vieux 2007, Lopez Rincon Famoso 2013, Lopez Xero (Malbec), Maria Cordoniu Extra Brut (Chardonnay/Pinot Noir), Dante Robino Novecento Extra Brut, Esmeralds "Estiba I (Malbec)" 2014, Lopez Montchenot (Chenin) 2014, Nieto Sentenier "Benjamin" (Malbec), 2014. None of them ran me over 80 peso (approx 5 dollars), none was less than 30 or so.i
The Chateau Vieux thing tastes like a mix of everything, or rather half-Cabernet, half-whatever-ya-got. Very nicely red, very softly tanny, works for the purpose of sipping while typing one evening while it's pouring rain outside just fine.
- This was the "common" run ; the upmarket run mentioned before resulted in Catena Zapata Nature, Norberto Richardi Extra Brut, Flechas de los Andes Gran Malbec 2011, Lassia Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2013, Alamos Moscatel de Alejandria (Best seller in USA!111), Catena Zapata Chardonnay en roble 2013 (Prized!!! In the US!!11) for a total cost about equal to what this dozen ran me - roughly ten bucks a bottle on average or somesuch. [↩]