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THE TOP 100 • Our Annual Roundup of the Year’s Most Exciting Wines
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VALUES IN THE 2021 TOP 100 • The 25 wines listed below all scored at least 90 points and cost $25 or less. They are organized by descending score and ascending price; rank in the Top 100 is indicated to the right.
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Kim Marcus’ Recommended Wines From Argentina • Nearly 200 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available at WineSpectator.com/ArgentinaAlpha123121. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.
CLASSIC-SCORING WINES OF 2021 • This chart shows all wines rated 95 points or higher as published in the Buying Guides of 2021. (*) indicates cases imported; “NA” means not available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
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Special Report 2021 Top 100 • The reviews that follow are the on-release tasting notes for the wines of the 2021 Top 100. Ranking is indicated by the number in the red box to the left of each note. Prices given are release prices. The date in parentheses indicates the issue in which the wine was first reviewed. An overview of this year’s Top 100 and profiles of each of the selected wines begins on page 48.
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