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Cueva de las Manos Cueva de las Manos Bonarda Old Vine Reserve 2008

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

This little-known Argentine winder is a power-packed behemoth of flavor. It is almost pitch black in the glass and brimming with aromas of crushed blueberries and chocolate. Although it looks to be very heavy and cloying, the body weight is not too excessive. Layers of fruit and spice blend with a tangy acidity that offsets the weight. A blast of tart raspberry fruit and a hint of smooth vanilla round out the long, mildly tannic finish. In Argentina, beef is king, so I would suggest the traditional pairing with a dry-aged steak. On the other hand, some spicy chorizo would make a fantastic companion as well.

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Region: Argentina » Mendoza

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Color: Red
Varietal: Bonarda
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External Reviews for Cueva de las Manos Cueva de las Manos Bonarda Old Vine Reserve

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

This little-known Argentine winder is a power-packed behemoth of flavor. It is almost pitch black in the glass and brimming with aromas of crushed blueberries and chocolate. Although it looks to be very heavy and cloying, the body weight is not too excessive. Layers of fruit and spice blend with a tangy acidity that offsets the weight. A blast of tart raspberry fruit and a hint of smooth vanilla round out the long, mildly tannic finish. In Argentina, beef is king, so I would suggest the traditional pairing with a dry-aged steak. On the other hand, some spicy chorizo would make a fantastic companion as well.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Chakanarsquo;s purple-colored 2008 Bonarda Cueva de les Manos offers a fruity, Beaujolais-like nose featuring plums and mulberries. Fruity, forward, and easy-going, this tasty effort will match well with bistro cuisine. Drink it over the next 3 years.


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

Chakanaandrsquo;s purple-colored 2008 Bonarda Cueva de les Manos offers a fruity, Beaujolais-like nose featuring plums and mulberries. Fruity, forward, and easy-going, this tasty effort will match well with bistro cuisine. Drink it over the next 3 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Deep ruby red in color, with aromas of blackberry and plum that entice you from the start. Intense black cherry and fig flavors come packaged in a creamy-textured body, giving way to a sweet vanilla aftertaste with just the right amount of oak to hold it all together. This is a wine you must try.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/19/2013

Chakana’s purple-colored 2008 Bonarda Cueva de les Manos offers a fruity Beaujolais-like nose featuring plums and mulberries. Fruity forward and easy-going this tasty effort will match well with bistro cuisine. Drink it over the next 3 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Ripe and forward, with a slightly jammy beam of raspberry, crushed plum and mulled cherry fruit laced with plenty of spice and toast. Will have some fans for sure. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Yummy! Ripe black raspberries, melted white chocolate, blueberries and a dash of toasty oak all swirl together in your glass. A grape usually associated with Italy, Argentina is showcasing some intriguing wines made from old vine plantings of this dark red grape. Purply and brooding, similiar to a California red Zinfandel in its largess and silky, lush texture. I love it - drinks like a wine twice the price.


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