Cheval des Andes 2019

Cheval des Andes 2019

Argentinië, Mendoza
Uitverkocht
Argentinië
Mendoza
Rode wijn
droog

Cheval des Andes 2019

Cheval des Andes

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon

Niet alleen wij zijn ondersteboven van deze Argentijnse rode wijn, maar ook de critici van deze wereld. De 'Cheval des Andes' jaargang 2019 mag 99 sensationele punten van Tim Atkin en 98 Parker-punten op zijn naam schrijven!

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Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin

The 2019 Cheval des Andes had a more reductive vinification and élevage, making the wine a bit shy and in need of time to open up, as one of their objectives was to make it more age-worthy. Another objective is to get to a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, which they achieved in this vintage for the first time, going back to the initial character of the wine that was the idea of Argentinean winemaker Roberto de la Mota; so, they are closing the circle and going back to the initial idea, with more implication from the Cheval Blanc team. This is the first vintage fully under the charge of the new French winemaker, Gerald Gabillet, who fermented by plot, isolating some specific parts of the vineyard, like the borders where you tend to get higher yields because of the irrigation. It matured in 225- and 400-liter oak barrels and in oak vats. They used more barrels and vats from Stockinger, which they like and rotate; the wine spends an average of 13 to 14 months in oak, but some lots get 11 months and others get 16. 2019 was a mild vintage, cooler than 2017 and warmer than 2018, with rain at the right time, which helped to avoid hydric stress, and without extremes (which they had in 2020 with three weeks of extreme heat). The wine is young and tender and a bit oaky, which Gerald attributed to the reductiveness; it's ripe without excess, with around 14.2% alcohol, mellow acidity and velvety tannins.

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Robert Parker

Robert Parker

The 2019 Cheval des Andes had a more reductive vinification and élevage, making the wine a bit shy and in need of time to open up, as one of their objectives was to make it more age-worthy. Another objective is to get to a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, which they achieved in this vintage for the first time, going back to the initial character of the wine that was the idea of Argentinean winemaker Roberto de la Mota; so, they are closing the circle and going back to the initial idea, with more implication from the Cheval Blanc team. This is the first vintage fully under the charge of the new French winemaker, Gerald Gabillet, who fermented by plot, isolating some specific parts of the vineyard, like the borders where you tend to get higher yields because of the irrigation. It matured in 225- and 400-liter oak barrels and in oak vats. They used more barrels and vats from Stockinger, which they like and rotate; the wine spends an average of 13 to 14 months in oak, but some lots get 11 months and others get 16. 2019 was a mild vintage, cooler than 2017 and warmer than 2018, with rain at the right time, which helped to avoid hydric stress, and without extremes (which they had in 2020 with three weeks of extreme heat). The wine is young and tender and a bit oaky, which Gerald attributed to the reductiveness; it's ripe without excess, with around 14.2% alcohol, mellow acidity and velvety tannins. There's more Cabernet here, so the aromatic expression can be something between 2017 and 2018, but Cabernet marks the palate a lot and makes the wine more age-worthy, as it provides the structure and length that the Malbec lacks.

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James Suckling

James Suckling

A refined but spicy Cheval, showing charcoal, blueberries, wild herbs, lavender and hints of bacon and cedar. Medium to full body with extremely fine tannins that get dialed into the fruit with violet, spices and sweet blue fruit at the end. Long and subtle.

Productinformatie

Artikel nummer 151496
Wijnsoort Rode wijn
Druivensoort(en) Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Land Argentinië
Regio Mendoza
Jaargang 2019
Smaak droog
Netto hoeveelheid (L) 0,75 L
Alcoholgehalte (%) 14,00 % vol
Restzuur (g) 4,80 g/l
Restzoet (g) 1,80 g/l
Wettelijke vermelding bevat sulfieten
Wijnproducent Cheval des Andes
Adres Bottelaar: Cheval des Andes, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza Province, AR

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