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Carinae, Prestige, Mendoza, 2012

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Carinae, Prestige, Mendoza, 2012

About 75% Malbec, with 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Syrah, a selection of the best grapes of the vintage, aged in new barrels for 18 months. Inky. Mocha and caramel aromas on intense red fruit. Hugely powerful and intense, yet balanced - does... Read More

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Carinae, Prestige, Mendoza, 2012

ColourRed

RegionMendoza

GrowerCarinae

Grape VarietyMalbec

Vintage2012

ABV15%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCAE512

Our Rating

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Carinae

Carinae Mendoza, Argentina Frenchman Philippe Subra, with his wife Brigitte, came to Argentina as the national boss of EDF, the French energy giant - but loved the country so much he cleverly bought some long-established vineyards and settled there, on the south side of Mendoza. He has built a small cellar - boutique indeed, whilst wholly lacking the pretension that word implies! What...

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Malbec

Malbec Malbec is a red grape whose home is in south-west France, and specifically in the appellation of Cahors. There (known as Cot) it makes a strongly flavoured wine which is, all too often, tannic and rustic and needs several years ageing to show its best. Like Carmenère in Chile, it is much more successful in Argentina than in its homeland. Introduced in the mid 19th century, it is...

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Carinae, Prestige, Mendoza, 2012

About 75% Malbec, with 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Syrah, a selection of the best grapes of the vintage, aged in new barrels for 18 months. Inky. Mocha and caramel aromas on intense red fruit. Hugely powerful and intense, yet balanced - does the Syrah just give it some lift? Very lush cherry and cassis core, spiced with nutmeg. Very long indeed. Now-2025

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