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2008 Bodegas Caro (Barons de Rothschild / Catena) Amancaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon (Gran Reserva)
Red Bordeaux Blend
Community Tasting Notes 52
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.
Eric Anderson Likes this wine: (89 points)
May 3, 2014 - A 50/50 blend of Cab and Malbec. At first, the Cab (along with the oak) is a little obtrusive. But, after an hour or so, the wine is well integrated, sumptuous, and well balanced. Nice dark fruit flavors, very nice savory components at mid-palate, and tasty long finish.
sophiesmom Likes this wine: (92 points)
October 1, 2013 - Let it breathe, let it breathe, let it breathe...
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
January/February 2010, IWC Issue #148 (link)
(Bodegas Caro Amancaya Malbec/Cabernet Mendoza) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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 227 (38%)
- Consumed 342 (58%)