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About Terrazas de los Andes
In the 1950s, Moet realized that the global demand for sparkling wines was outpacing their production capabilities. They began searching for ideal vineyard locations outside of France. They ended up settling on Mendoza, founding Bodegas Chandon, known for its fruity sparkling wines.
88(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2005
($70; 56% cabernet, 40% malbec and 4% petit verdot) Full ruby-red. Slightly raw, medicinal aromas of cassis, licorice and shoe polish, with a strong oakiness. Tightly wound, brooding and very young; an impression of higher acidity accentuates the wine's dryness. In a traditional claret style, youthfully tough and medicinal and in need of a decade of aging. The tannins coat the mouth, and there are lingering notes of chocolate and mint. But does it have the underlying sweetness of primary material to come through in the end? I tasted this wine on three different occasions and had the same reservations. Give this a long decanting if you plan to open it anytime soon. Also tasted: 2004 Merlot Mendoza.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
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