Patricio Tapia's top 'extreme' wines from Chile and Argentina

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Electric and refreshing flavours are cropping up in unlikely pockets of Chile and Argentina, at altitude and near the sea. Patricio Tapia picks his top choices...
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Catena, Adrianna Vineyard Malbec, Gualtallary, Mendoza, Argentina 2010

Catena, Adrianna Vineyard Malbec, Gualtallary, Mendoza, Argentina 2010
19/20pts (96/100pts)
Packed with generous flavours of ripe red fruit and spices, this is a vibrant, full-bodied, tense Malbec; the vineyard (1,600m, one of the highest in the Uco Valley) delivers intense freshness and crisp acidity in a wine to cellar.
Price: £58–£60 Define Food & Wines, Harrods, Noel Young, Raisin Fine Wine, The Vineyard, Wimbledon Wine Cellars
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 14%

Extreme wines
Extreme wines
Extreme wines
Extreme wines