08 Apr 98 & 99 Point Reds from South America
Blockbuster Reds from South America
From the deep, deep south come these two outstanding red blends. Argentina & Chile are turning out big, deep, rich wines that will rival anything from California or Bordeaux and these are just two examples that prove it.
2012 Bodegas Caro “Caro,” Mendoza, Argentina
On Sale $52.99
Incredible aromas of spice, cedar, walnut and dark berry. Floral too. Spectacular nose. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a racy and refined finish. Fresh and succulent. Made from old vines of mablec in Compuertas and cabernet sauvignon from Altamira. Such finesse. Half the normal production. The best wine ever from the Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and Nicolas Catena winery. Drink or hold.
98 Points, James Suckling
2013 Sena Proprietary Red, Valle de Aconcagua, Chile
On Sale $99.99 750mL, $59.99 375mL
Superb aromas of black currants, rose petal and mint. Lavender and stones too. Full body with incredible fruit density. Complex, yet it’s agile and bright. Tannins are perfectly polished. It builds on the palate and shows the structure of a first growth Bordeaux but remains so Chilean. A blend of 58% cabernet sauvignon, 15% carmenere, 12% malbec, 10% merlot, and 5% petit verdot. From biodynamically grown grapes.
99 Points, James Suckling
96 Points, The Wine Advocate