Carmelo Patti Cabernet 2005

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Carmelo Patti:
Carmelo Patti is the Italian-born winemaker of the boutique Argentinian wine Bodega El Lagar in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. He is said to be “...a winemaking legend in Mendoza – very nearly a one-man army, he makes all his wines single-handedly and with all the attention and care of a true master-craftsman.” The “winery” tours take place in his warehouse. There is no... Read more
Carmelo Patti is the Italian-born winemaker of the boutique Argentinian wine Bodega El Lagar in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. He is said to be “...a winemaking legend in Mendoza – very nearly a one-man army, he makes all his wines single-handedly and with all the attention and care of a true master-craftsman.” The “winery” tours take place in his warehouse. There is no tasting room, no vineyard to wander around in. But many visitors have described their positive experience chatting with him personally about his wines and getting an insight into his techniques (one of which is to “hold” the wine for 4-5 years before release, when he decides it’s “ready.”). And of course tasting the wines.  Read less
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Snooth User: WillemH
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/01/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Carrie Larose
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/22/2009

Well integrated tannins with a silky lasting finish, med-full bodied wine. Excellent with cheese, olives and steak. By far the best wine I had in the Mendoza region.


Snooth User: 1
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 09/13/2008

In seven months In Argentina, I tried nothing comparable to Señor Carmelo's Cab. I feel horribly guilty, because I drank up a bottle meant for sharing with My friend, restaurateur Christophe Gourdain, all by myself. Perfectly balanced & complex, the blackcurrant is enlivened by subtle mentholated typicity. I'll have to find a few bottles to share & to put away.


Snooth User: Richg
3670730
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/29/2008

Typical cabernet aromas, blackcurrants with a touch of woody spice. In the mouth it shows a charming rustic quality, loads of herby notes, with a black olive minerality. Lovely smooth tannins, v good length. A really delightful wine.


Snooth User: alguacilch
916494
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 01/05/2010

I recently tasted this wine, its really smooth in mouth, with correct tannins. I had to deal with a deffected cork ( maybe a wrong conservation ) but i won finally. The rustic quality doesnt work for me, i preferred for this price something like Navarro Correo Alegoria Cabernet 2005, with more complexity.


Snooth User: martinez
3341310
4.50 5
Vintage: 2000 10/26/2007

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: duffwine
3697452
4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 05/22/2008

Tasted May 2008, this wine was showing beautifully. Soft, finely integrated tannins offered exceptional structure to this silky, med-full bodied wine. Flavors of currant and cherry fruit were still powerful, with secondary aromas yet to develop. Bright red, with a structured and lasting finish.


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