2017 Terrazas de los Andes 'Grand Cabernet Sauvignon' Lujan de Cuyo
Winemaker Notes: This wine is very fruity, round which gives a velvety sensation in the mouth. I really think it is an entire different experience compared to Cabernet coming from colder areas, or less continental areas And it goes beautifully with Asian gastronomy and spices in general.
James Suckling - "Very aromatic with currant, floral and crushed-stone character, following through to a full body with very tight tannins and a balsamic undertone. Savory, so complex and inviting. Unique cabernet. So good now. Drink now, but will improve with age."
Vinous - "Bright medium ruby. Animated aromas of cassis, dark raspberry, licorice, crushed rock and graphite, plus a note of musky espresso. Utterly seamless, pliant and deep, with strong minerality and a gravelly note contributing inner-mouth aromatic lift. This wine is balanced from the start but has the savory minerality, sweetness of fruit and sheer concentration to age slowly and well. The rising, palate-saturating finish shows an element of medicinal reserve and strong chalky minerality but no rough edges. This extraordinary young Argentine Cabernet boasts terrific juiciness and grip, and perhaps a bit more sweetness than the Grand Malbec. Technical director Philippe Moureau noted that the single-parcel wines are intended as faithful expressions of exceptional single sites but that the "Grand" series, made for the first time in vintage 2017, represents "the fullest expression of each variety--the result of combining various facets from different great terroirs."
Decanter - "This Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruit from two estates: gravelly Los Aromos in Luján de Cuyo and sandy-loam Paraje..."
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