After fermentation, it was aged for 18 months in American and French oak wine barrels.
Wine Facts for 2012 Vintage
Alcohol: 14,4 % vol.
Residual Sugar: 2,10 gr/lt
Total Acidity: 5,25 gr/lt
This single vineyard Argentinian wine comes in a pretty dark red color, dark red and nearly black to the core, dark red with hints of orange hues to the rim betraying this is a 5-year-old wine at the time of tasting.
The nose is powerful, and feels sophisticatedly deep.
Clearly there is a Cabernet signature in the aromatic profile. Those familiar with a solid Bordeaux or a Napa Cab won’t be thrown out by it. But this is Cabernet Franc, not you’re more-common Cabernet Sauvignon.
Still, it is filled with a wealth of generous ripe red berry aromas, blackberry and cassis jam (blackcurrant) which is so typical of the Cabernet family of grapes. It also displays plenty of deep and well-integrated oaky notes of vanilla, clove, caramel and the typical wood smokiness (or fireplace ashes) good Cabernets take on while aged in fine French oak barrels, and through bottle ageing.
A charming, rich, deep and concentrated aromatic profile! Clearly smelling more like a rich Bordeaux-like wine, rather than your average Loire-like light-hearted Cabernet Franc.
The palate confirms this impression, it’s generous and full-bodied, with dense velvety tannins.
Powerful flavors of clove, caramel, and oaky hazelnut complement pungent berry jam notes lifted by a solid alcohol strength. Complex and layered it is to taste, smooth overall and opulent from a great concentration, tune up and refined by an obvious yet well-integrated abundance of oak.
A Cabernet Franc in a Bordeaux-like, or Napa-like if you prefer, New-World style, richly-flavored and densely tannic. Long and layered, it displays an abundance of long-lasting flavors, in a very enjoyable balance between finesse and power, yet overall, on the alcoholic powerful side of the grape variety.
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