Terrazas des los Andes, Cheval des Andes
99 Punkte von James Suckling!
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
2022 bis 2045
Infos zum Wein
Malbec 58%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Petit Verdot 5%
Robert 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 some 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 97+/100.
James Suckling: Super refined and beautiful with flowers, spices, dried fruit and hints of stones. Medium to full body with very fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Shows great finesse and depth. Savory character, as always, but in check. 99/100.
Infos zum Produzenten
Als sich das Team des renommierten Premier Grand Cru Châteaus Cheval Blanc aus Saint Emilion mit dem argentinischen Team rund um Terrazas de los Andes zusammenfand, um ein Joint Venture am Fuße der Anden zu gründen, war das Ziel klar: Ein argentinischer Grand Cru muss es werden!