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Carinae, Malbec, Odile, Mendoza, 2019

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Carinae, Malbec, Odile, Mendoza, 2019

This may be Carinae's first wine, but it's no entry level product. It's a youthful purple hue; and smells of crushed red fruits tinged with cinnamon and rose aromatics. Lovely fat and texture - fine tannins just buttressing a forward... Read More

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Carinae, Malbec, Odile, Mendoza, 2019

ColourRed

RegionMendoza

GrowerCarinae

Grape VarietyMalbec

Vintage2019

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCAE119

Style

Medium-bodied

Light > Full

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!

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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...

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Carinae, Malbec, Odile, Mendoza, 2019

This may be Carinae's first wine, but it's no entry level product. It's a youthful purple hue; and smells of crushed red fruits tinged with cinnamon and rose aromatics. Lovely fat and texture - fine tannins just buttressing a forward gush of raspberries and cherries. Easy-drinking but with substance too. Now-2024

What distinguishes the Carinae Malbecs is the very old vine fruit from three parcels of ancient vines (between 90 and over 100 years old!) just south of Mendoza, at Cruz de Piedra, near the winery, and especially at Calle Cobos in Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo. These are renowned for producing concentrated, inky juice of wonderful quality.

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