Cuvelier Los Andes, Coleccion 2010, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: If “fruity elegant aromas” needed a definition, the nose of this malbec provides ample explanation.
The red fruit in this malbec blend melds together so that no individual one is distinguishable and such that the wine presents as a unique whole. Acid? In perfect balance with the tannin.
Would recommend to bring to the home of a French wine lover the next time you go to a dinner party (or change your mind at the last minute and enjoy it yourself at home).
The oak in this red blend compliments the wine like an elbow-length glove worn with an evening gown, a delicious accent to an already strong number. You will not hesitate to take a chance on Argentinean red blends that make it to our shores once you try this. Oh yeah, Michel Rolland, the flying wine maker, is the lead consultant for the production of this wine.
Bottle Note: Specialist in French “Grand Cru” production, the Cuvelier family has owned and operated Château Leoville Poyferre and Château Le Crock in the Bordeaux region since 1903. Seduced by the quality of wines from the Mendoza region, the Cuvelier family established its vineyard in the Uco Valley at the foothills of the Andes Cordillera. Grapes are handpicked and the wine is made under the same process and standards used in Bordeaux. Wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and remains unfined and unfiltered.
Blend: Malbec 57%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 11%, Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot 4%
Tasting Date: March 2015