2016 - Amancaya Gran Reserva Bodega Caro
Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Caro
Region
Mendoza
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec
Drinking
2019 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
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2016 AMANCAYA GRAN RESERVA BODEGA CARO - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Caro
Region
Mendoza
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec
Drinking
2019 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £170.14 £193.18(Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, July 2018,
    Score: 88pts

    Dark red with ruby tones. Aromas of cassis, black cherry, graphite, licorice, menthol and black olive reminded me of a northern Médoc wine. A bit cooler and less fruity than the 2017 Aruma Malbec, in need of another year or two to expand a bit. Good intensity here but a distinctly cool and rather streamlined wine with as much herbal character as primary fruit. The tannins are dusty but not austere, but this backward wine could use more sweetness. Bodegas Caro is a joint venture between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite-Rothschild) and the Catena family and I can smell the Lafite barrels here. Incidentally, this wine is labeled Amancaya Gran Reserva in the domestic market. Stephen Tanzer. Drink 2019- 2024

Producer

Bodegas Caro

A possible partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite and the Catenafamily was first mooted in 1988. Initial enthusiasm quickly became a concrete plan to produce asingle wine that would combine French and Argentine cultures and the two signature grapes of each producer, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Catena family has produced wine for threegenerations. Consequently, it was able to draw on its vast knowledge of the high altitude terroirs of the Mendoza region as well as its passion for Malbec. DBR-Lafite contributed its centuries-old skills in growing, vinifying and ageing great Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as its know-how in blending different grape varieties to produce one wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. Located in the heart of the Mendoza region, the winery at Bodegas Caro is also at the centre of the Caro project. The wines have been made here since the 2002 vintage and work is still in progress in the cellar to further improve facilities.

Region

Mendoza

Mendoza is the largest viticultural region in Argentina, located in the west of Argentina around the city of the same name. The region accounts for more than two-thirds of the country's total wineproduction, which focuses on red wine production. Malbec is the most important grape variety but Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, among many others, are also grown. Central Mendoza has the longest tradition for fine wine production as the climate is temperate and the soils are unusually gravelly for Argentina as elsewhere in Mendoza soils are typically alluvial and sandy.