Cheval des Andes 2010
A joint venture between Terrazas de los Andes and the legendary Château Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux. The vineyards are located on a select parcel of the most treasured terroir in Argentina, and made up of ungrafted vines dating back to 1929. The wine is made in the spirit of Cheval Blanc, yet displays the fruit intensity of its Argentinean roots.
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Cheval des Andes is a fusion between the renowned Saint-Emilion «Premier Grand Cru Classé A»: Château Cheval Blanc and Terrazas de los Andes, an Argentine winery specialized in Premium high altitude winemaking for more than two decades. Such magical encounter results in a refined, subtle and complex “Grand Cru of the Andes” that combines the savoir-faire of the assemblage with French origin varieties planted in 1929 in the best high altitude terroirs of Mendoza: Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo. Colour: It has an attractive dark red colour with purplish tinges. Aroma: This wine stands out for its aromatic complexity, showing a floral and fresh outline with lavender, geranium, basil and mint notes. At the same time, ripe plum notes, minerals such as graphite, chocolate and anise tertiary aromas arise. A synthesis of the two previous harvests combining freshness and ripeness. Palate: Fine and lingering. Juiciness and fluency on the palate relate to an important Petit Verdot contribution to this blend. This is a balanced wine with elegant tannins and an aromatic finish, reminiscent of black cherries. Varieties 50% Malbec 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Petit Verdot Alcohol: 14.20 %