Terrazas de Los Andes 'Cheval des Andes' Library Collection, Mendoza, Argentina (3pk OWC)
Terrazas de Los Andes "Cheval des Andes" Library Collection features: 1 bottle of 2004 1 bottle of 2008 1 bottle of 2012
2004 TASTING NOTES "The 2004 Cheval des Andes is composed of 55% Malbec, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petit Verdot. Purple-colored, it offers a complex bouquet of pain grille, violets, pencil lead, black cherry, and black currant. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, elegant wine with a smooth texture, intense flavors, and outstanding length. There is enough hidden tannin to support 8-10 years of further evolution in the bottle and it should continue to drink well through 2030." - Robert Parker, 93 pts
2008 TASTING NOTES: "This concentrated red offers an earthy mix of macerated cherry, cassis, licorice, spice and cedar notes. Full-bodied, with a long finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot." - Wine Spectator, 91 pts
2012 TASTING NOTES: "2012 was a warmer vintage but they harvested earlier to preserve freshness. The 2012 Cheval des Andes has more floral notes (that they attribute to the early picking) violets and lilies. While the blackberries and blackcurrants are there, they do not overpower the nose. In this vintage the final blend (which changes every year, they have no rules) was 64% Malbec, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon (a higher percentage to provide freshness in this warmer vintage) and then 8% Petit Verdot. This is a hedonistic Cheval showing the character of the vintage but with better balance and more integrated oak than in the earlier releases." - Robert Parker, 94 pts
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