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Caro Amancaya Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza 2017

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
JS 93
W&S 93
CT 92
WA 91
ST 90
14.0% ABV
Item # 702735

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93 points James Suckling: "At once ripe with plenty of cassis, blackberry and blueberry, but also delicate herbal notes, this has a rather complex and delicate nose. Quite a sleek, elegant wine for Mendoza with fine tannins and nice freshness, carrying the long, focused finish. A blend of 83 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 17 per cent malbec. Drink or hold. (3/27/19)"

93 points and 'Best Buy,' Wine & Spirits: "The partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and Catena, launched in 1999, produces this “second” wine with a higher proportion of malbec and less time in oak barrels than the flagship wine (also recommended here). In 2017, Amancaya is the more elegant of the two. The blend includes 33 percent cabernet sauvignon and spends a year in barrels (20 percent new): It’s smoky, dark and earthy, with fine cocoa-powder tannins giving the violet-scented fruit a lithe line. (Oct 2020)"

92 points CellarTracker.com community score.

91 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$22 list] Approximately half of the volume of the 2017 Amancaya matured in oak barrels, and the other half was kept in concrete vats for one year. This comes from vineyards in Altamira, and the barrels used for the élevage are mostly in barriques produced by Lafite that have a very light toast, with the idea to preserve the aromatics of the wine and let it breath and provide structure in the élevage without interfering with the aromas. The oak is very nicely integrated and folded into the fruit, and the wine comes through as quite pure and fruit driven, with moderate ripeness and a harmonious palate. This was born as the classical second wine in a Bordeaux sense. This wine is sold in Argentina as Petit Caro. Drink: 2019-2023. (Oct 2019)"

90 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "[$22 list] Bright ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, spices and cocoa powder show both jammy and slightly herbal nuances, suggesting a wide range of fruit ripeness. Juicy, energetic and fine-grained, with its dark fruit and chocolate flavors accented by spices and herbs. A classic, rather polished second wine with noteworthy flavor interest, firm tannic spine and very good persistence. Drink: 2019-2025. (Sep 2019)"
93 points James Suckling: "At once ripe with plenty of cassis, blackberry and blueberry, but also delicate herbal notes, this has a rather complex and delicate nose. Quite a sleek, elegant wine for Mendoza with fine tannins and nice freshness, carrying the long, focused finish. A blend of 83 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 17 per cent malbec. Drink or hold. (3/27/19)"

93 points and 'Best Buy,' Wine & Spirits: "The partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and Catena, launched in 1999, produces this “second” wine with a higher proportion of malbec and less time in oak barrels than the flagship wine (also recommended here). In 2017, Amancaya is the more elegant of the two. The blend includes 33 percent cabernet sauvignon and spends a year in barrels (20 percent new): It’s smoky, dark and earthy, with fine cocoa-powder tannins giving the violet-scented fruit a lithe line. (Oct 2020)"

92 points CellarTracker.com community score.

91 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$22 list] Approximately half of the volume of the 2017 Amancaya matured in oak barrels, and the other half was kept in concrete vats for one year. This comes from vineyards in Altamira, and the barrels used for the élevage are mostly in barriques produced by Lafite that have a very light toast, with the idea to preserve the aromatics of the wine and let it breath and provide structure in the élevage without interfering with the aromas. The oak is very nicely integrated and folded into the fruit, and the wine comes through as quite pure and fruit driven, with moderate ripeness and a harmonious palate. This was born as the classical second wine in a Bordeaux sense. This wine is sold in Argentina as Petit Caro. Drink: 2019-2023. (Oct 2019)"

90 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "[$22 list] Bright ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, spices and cocoa powder show both jammy and slightly herbal nuances, suggesting a wide range of fruit ripeness. Juicy, energetic and fine-grained, with its dark fruit and chocolate flavors accented by spices and herbs. A classic, rather polished second wine with noteworthy flavor interest, firm tannic spine and very good persistence. Drink: 2019-2025. (Sep 2019)"
Product SKU 702735
Producer Caro
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec
ABV 14.0%
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