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2008 Bodegas Caro (Barons de Rothschild / Catena) Amancaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon (Gran Reserva)
Red Bordeaux Blend
- > Mendoza
Community Tasting Notes 50
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...
vinodolphin Likes this wine: (90 points)
July 4, 2013 - Almost at the end of our case. This has been a consistent performer. Smooth dark fruit drinking well with and without food.
Ron Van Holland wrote: (91 points)
June 9, 2013 - Dark ruby color. Cherry, vanilla oak, and blossoms on the nose. Lots of dark chocolate and tobacco make for an intense palate that can be enjoyed out of the bottle or mitigated with a couple hours in the decanter. Tobacco finish lingers with nice acidity. An hour or more in the decanter recommended to tame this "Mendocino vigoroso."
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
January/February 2010, 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 220 (38%)
- Consumed 328 (57%)