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Cheval des Andes San Juan 2003

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The lovely, deep, black cherry colour shows theyoung age of this vintage. The nose has great intensity, opening out in the glass, developing very complex hints of cherry jam, dried apricots and mint with slightly floral notes, such as violets together with chocolate and tobacco. The oak aromas are still very much in evidence. On the palate, it is powerful and fat, yet perfectly balanced. The fruit predominates with flavours of black cherry and blackcurrant and then confit notes mingling with flavours of chocolate, spice and almonds. The tannins that come through in the finish bring wonderful elegance to this great wine which displays a remarkable freshness of fruit.

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Cheval des Andes:
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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Snooth User: Peter Choy
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4.00 5
03/27/2011

Appearance: Clear, opaque ruby, paler rims with legs Nose: Clean, showing developing and medium intensity aromas of plum, prune, blackberry, sweet spice, smoke, earth and floral. Palate: Dry with medium acidity, Medium tannin which is ripe and smooth. Medium plus alcohol level and medium body, with medium intensity of prune, plum, blackberry, liquorice, sweet spice, earth and oak. Silky and elegant tannin, with a hint of floral note. Medium length. Conclusion: Very good quality, with a good complexity in the blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. A very interesting wine which has a good balance and an elegance that is more akin to the old world wines. This wine is ready to drink but can be further developed for another 3-5 years.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/20/2010

The lovely, deep, black cherry colour shows theyoung age of this vintage. The nose has great intensity, opening out in the glass, developing very complex hints of cherry jam, dried apricots and mint with slightly floral notes, such as violets together with chocolate and tobacco. The oak aromas are still very much in evidence. On the palate, it is powerful and fat, yet perfectly balanced. The fruit predominates with flavours of black cherry and blackcurrant and then confit notes mingling with flavours of chocolate, spice and almonds. The tannins that come through in the finish bring wonderful elegance to this great wine which displays a remarkable freshness of fruit.


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Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Cheval des Andes Terrazas Argentina



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The lovely, deep, black cherry colour shows theyoung age of this vintage. The nose has great intensity, opening out in the glass, developing very complex hints of cherry jam, dried apricots and mint with slightly floral notes, such as violets together with chocolate and tobacco. The oak aromas are still very much in evidence. On the palate, it is powerful and fat, yet perfectly balanced. The fruit predominates with flavours of black cherry and blackcurrant and then confit notes mingling with flavours of chocolate, spice and almonds. The tannins that come through in the finish bring wonderful elegance to this great wine which displays a remarkable freshness of fruit.

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