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Cueva de las Manos Cabernet Reserva 2008

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Named after a prehistoric cave that features a very early form of art, where hands are stenciled on the walls and painted with various colors. Starting out stoically and muscular with dusty tannins, this Cab rides tall in the saddle with the bravado of a caballero. The fruit is tight and restrained, literally not showing much at all mdash; that is, until itrsquo;s had the time to open up and display its inner beauty like the blossoming of a rose petal. As the caterpillar emerges from the cocoon and the butterfly takes wing, the wine transforms into a potpourri of velvety fruit layered with complex mineral and spice elements. Well, at least thatrsquo;s what I got out of it.

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Region: Argentina » Mendoza

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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External Reviews for Cueva de las Manos Cabernet Reserva

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Named after a prehistoric cave that features a very early form of art, where hands are stenciled on the walls and painted with various colors. Starting out stoically and muscular with dusty tannins, this Cab rides tall in the saddle with the bravado of a caballero. The fruit is tight and restrained, literally not showing much at all mdash; that is, until itrsquo;s had the time to open up and display its inner beauty like the blossoming of a rose petal. As the caterpillar emerges from the cocoon and the butterfly takes wing, the wine transforms into a potpourri of velvety fruit layered with complex mineral and spice elements. Well, at least thatrsquo;s what I got out of it.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

A ripe, fleshy style, with lush linzer torte, blackberry and fig sauce notes laced with bittersweet ganache. Dark and ripe, with a nice loamy edge lurking on the finish. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Dark and lush, with black cherry, fig, plum sauce, smoke, dark chocolate, and black pepper. A note of wild flowers and savory herbs marks the flashy finish. This is dense, but low-tannin and eminently drinkable andmdash; a superb value out of Argentina.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

We loved the wonderful aromas from this Cabernet mdash; dark berry, currant, cedar, eucalyptus and a hint of leather. The tannins are a bit strong, so let it breathe for a while and pair with a juicy steak.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/22/2011

Dark and lush, with black cherry, fig, plum sauce, smoke, dark chocolate, and black pepper. A note of wild flowers and savory herbs marks the flashy finish. This is dense, but low-tannin and eminently drinkable - a superb value out of Argentina.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 02/18/2015

Named after a prehistoric cave that features a very early form of art, where hands are stenciled on the walls and painted with various colors. Starting out stoically and muscular with dusty tannins, this Cab rides tall in the saddle with the bravado of a caballero. The fruit is tight and restrained, literally not showing much at all — that is, until it’s had the time to open up and display its inner beauty like the blossoming of a rose petal. As the caterpillar emerges from the cocoon and the butterfly takes wing, the wine transforms into a potpourri of velvety fruit layered with complex mineral and spice elements. Well, at least that’s what I got out of it.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

We loved the wonderful aromas from this Cabernet andmdash; dark berry, currant, cedar, eucalyptus and a hint of leather. The tannins are a bit strong, so let it breathe for a while and pair with a juicy steak.


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