Cheval des Andes 2016

Original Price $104.00
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99pts James Suckling 97+pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

The people who craft the Cheval des Andes have backgrounds and working responsibilities at Chateau d'Yquem, Mondavi and Chateau Palmer to name a few. They are a highly accomplished group, and it shows in this stunning wine. The winery recommends two dishes. Veal rib covered in a croute of plum and dried fruit, with quail eggs over potato rounds and bacon chips. Smoked wild boar shoulder served with beet gnocchi and sweet potato cream. Your favorite cut of steak, grilled to perfection, with scalloped potatoes and steamed haricots with herb butter will do nicely too.


James Suckling: "Super refined and beautiful with flowers, spices, dried fruit and hints of stones. Medium to full body with very fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Shows great finesse and depth. Savory character, as always, but in check. Drink in 2022." Mar 2020

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The new vintage to be released in September 2019 is the 2016 Cheval des Andes, which was cropped from a completely unusual year—cooler than the average and with an exceptional amount of rain (around 600 liters), yet the wine has achieved exceptional freshness. It's 13.9% alcohol, and there's more red fruit on the nose, which is subtle and elegant, a little closed at first, shy and subtle. They have done great adjustments in the élevage, with the wine matured in 30% to 40% 400-liter barrels and only 40% new wood. It's 58% Malbec (approximately 50/50 from Luján and Valle de Uco, where they have 15 hectares in Altamira), 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This has less structure than the 2015, but there's more tension; this is a wine that should develop beautifully in bottle. This is a vintage of precision and with great aging potential. I think this wine is the most elegant produced so far. Bravo! Drink date: 2019-2036." Oct 2019

Bottle: 750ml, cork
Varietal: 83% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.6%
Total Acidity g/L: 4.87
Residual Sugar g/L: 1.56
pH: 3.67
Aging: 15-18 months in French, 15% new, 85% second use French oak barriques
Region:                     Argentina
Original Price $104.00
Current Price $72.97

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