Producer: Casarena Style: Red Wine Grape Type: Red Blend Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
(70% malbec, 20% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot): Bright red-ruby. Black raspberry, licorice and bitter chocolate aromas are accented by pepper and herbs and lifted by a violet nuance. Juicy, spicy and quite suave, with a restrained sweetness and a silky texture to the understated flavors of black fruits, spices and mocha. Gentle in the middle, then firmly tannic and serious on the long, broad, chocolatey back end. A very successful blend.
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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4.01 out of 5 stars
January 29th Tasting
Wow!, 4 months in the cellar has done wonders for this one. Reordering this one today was an absolute no brainer. The nose of a fine Napa Valley Cab. Don't miss out on this one.
When I pulled this bottle from the rack I noticed wine was seeping out of the cork, under the foil and had dried on the bottle. I opened immediatiely thinking something might be wrong with the wine. It was just a delicious as described! Luscious and full-bodied.
Great choice, much better than the 2010 I received last year that was cooked. This has a unique oak profile. Not too strong for my liking, but may be a bit much for some. A taste profile from Argentina somewhere between the voluptuousness of Napa and the distinct profile of a nice Paso Robles entry. very good and at this price point a great buy!
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
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