Cheval des Andes 2016

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Parker : 97+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The new vintage to be released in September 2019 is the 2016 Cheval des Andes, which was cropped from a completely unusual year--cooler than the average and with an exceptional amount of rain (around 600 liters), yet the wine has achieved exceptional freshness. It's 13.9% alcohol, and there's more red fruit on the nose, which is subtle and elegant, a little closed at first, shy and subtle. They have done great adjustments in the élevage, with the wine matured in 30% to 40% 400-liter barrels and only 40% new wood. It's 58% Malbec (approximately 50/50 from Luján and Valle de Uco, where they have 15 hectares in Altamira), 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This has less structure than the 2015, but there's more tension; this is a wine that should develop beautifully in bottle. This is a vintage of precision and with great aging potential. I think this wine is the most elegant produced so far. Bravo! 64,000 bottles produced.
Mendoza
Alcohol
13.5

J. Suckling
99

Vinous - A. Galloni
95

Country
Argentina

Dessert wine
No

Wine certification
IG

Grape varieties
Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot

Importer
CVBG 35 Rue de Bordeaux 33290 BLANQUEFORT FRANCE

Area
Mendoza

Appellation
Mendoza

Color
Red

Producer
Cheval Blanc & Terrazas de Los Andes

Parker
97+

Allergens
Contains sulphites