Cuvelier Los Andes Coleccion Merlot 2010

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"The devastating 2010 earthquake off the coast of Chile's Maule region shook up more than the populace. Winery barrels holding the 2009 vintage were tossed about and smashed. Winemaker Baptiste Cuvelier shaped this gem from the surviving casks." - Importer

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Snooth User: shsim
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3.50 5
08/15/2012

I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. This was pleasant with good fruity nose. Smooth and well-balanced, it just needs more time. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html


Snooth User: Argovino
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4.00 5
06/19/2013

An oddly brackish note, like raw clams, dominates the nose and persists – not a flaw, but unusual – into the mouth, where it’s joined by dark plum in a strong and enduring structure. A good match for strong-tasting meats like lamb and venison! (AV 87, http://argovino.com/?p=1248)


Snooth User: RUS
119003272
2.50 5
03/18/2013

Really needs to be decanted or opened the day before to taste reasonable well.


External Reviews for Cuvelier Los Andes Coleccion Merlot

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/19/2014

Polished and well-structured, this red offers fine tannins and fresh acidity supporting notes of pure cassis and black cherry puree. Spice, mineral and dark tobacco hints add range to the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2016. -NW Medium red-ruby. Aromatic, expressive nose offers blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and a touch of violet. Juicy and tightly wound but still pliant, with lovely energy and shape to the flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate and licorice. Finishes fresh and ripely tannic, with a youthfully medicinal quality to the lingering black fruit and licorice flavors. This very promising wine needs a few years in bottle to soften. - Stephen Tanzer 90+ Points The 2010 Collecion Cabernet Sauvignon displays darker fruit and a bit more richness. Supple, ripe, and velvety on the palate, it will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Polished and well-structured, this red offers fine tannins and fresh acidity supporting notes of pure cassis and black cherry puree. Spice, mineral and dark tobacco hints add range to the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2016. NW - Wine Spectator Magazine 91 PointsMedium red-ruby. Aromatic, expressive nose offers blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and a touch of violet. Juicy and tightly wound but still pliant, with lovely energy and shape to the flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate and licorice. Finishes fresh and ripely tannic, with a youthfully medicinal quality to the lingering black fruit and licorice flavors. This very promising wine needs a few years in bottle to soften. - Stephen Tanzer 90+ PointsThe 2010 Collecion Cabernet Sauvignon displays darker fruit and a bit more richness. Supple, ripe, and velvety on the palate, it will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020. - Robert Parker 90 Points


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Bernard Cuvelier, owner of Classified Bordeaux Chateau Leoville Poyfere in St. Julien have worked for many years with famed oenologist Michel Rolland. When Rolland went to Argentina to start a winery the Cuvelier accompanied him and purchased vineyards. He now provides grapes for Rolland's Clos La Siete wine and with the help of Rolland and all of their Bordeaux expertise they produce this lush blend, Cuvelier Los Andes. 57% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot aged 12 months in French oak barrels. Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "Polished and well-structured, this red offers fine tannins and fresh acidity supporting notes of pure cassis and black cherry puree. Spice, mineral and dark tobacco hints add range to the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2016."


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

Polished and well-structured, this red offers fine tannins and fresh acidity supporting notes of pure cassis and black cherry puree. Spice, mineral and dark tobacco hints add range to the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2016. –NW - Wine Spectator Magazine 91 Points Medium red-ruby. Aromatic, expressive nose offers blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and a touch of violet. Juicy and tightly wound but still pliant, with lovely energy and shape to the flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate and licorice. Finishes fresh and ripely tannic, with a youthfully medicinal quality to the lingering black fruit and licorice flavors. This very promising wine needs a few years in bottle to soften. - Stephen Tanzer 90+ Points The 2010 Collecion Cabernet Sauvignon displays darker fruit and a bit more richness. Supple, ripe, and velvety on the palate, it will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020. - Robert Parker 90 Points



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"The devastating 2010 earthquake off the coast of Chile's Maule region shook up more than the populace. Winery barrels holding the 2009 vintage were tossed about and smashed. Winemaker Baptiste Cuvelier shaped this gem from the surviving casks." - Importer

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