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2008 Bodegas Caro (Barons de Rothschild / Catena) Amancaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon (Gran Reserva)
Red Bordeaux Blend
Community Tasting Notes 54
JuliannaD wrote: (90 points)
June 28, 2016 - A nice surprise. I was expecting something decent and this was much better. Without food the alcohol comes through but besides that the blueberry, leather, and earthy flavors are delicious. This is very full and acidic.
June 14, 2016 - Dense, a little green pepper(not unlike a young Bordeaux), tannins remain but soft. Next bottle in 2-3 yrs.
Ron Van Holland wrote: (92 points)
February 26, 2015 - Dark ruby color. Intense earthy characteristics of tobacco, dark cacao, and leather. The best Amancaya vintage from my standpoint.
Lou Lefteroff wrote: (90 points)
February 2, 2015 - Decanted for 2 hrs, melted the tannins and showed some harmony in the glass. Close to the end of its drinking window IMO, but if I can choose I'd have drunk all the bottles I had at this stage - somehow charming and more elegant than the younger versions of it.
Lou Lefteroff wrote: (89 points)
September 29, 2014 - As "sophiesmom" notes, "Let it breathe, let it breathe, let it breathe...", I decanted it for 4 hrs, and a bright fruit with very well managed solid body, still a bit aggressive but in a good way. This one will outperform most of the 12-13 Eur rivals, it will not change your world but in the condition the wine is at the moment with 6+ years of age and this price tag - it is job well done.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
January/February 2010, IWC Issue #148 (link)
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Bodegas Caro (Barons de Rothschild / Catena)
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Amancaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon (Gran Reserva)
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Argentina
- Region Mendoza
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation n/a
- UPC Code 722358079230
- Pending Delivery 25 (4%)
- In Cellars 211 (36%)
- Consumed 358 (60%)
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