2013 Bodegas CARO Cabernet-Malbec

$55.00

9090+96

Out of stock

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2013
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Producer Bodegas Caro
Region Mendoza
Appellation
Color Red
Country Argentina

Additional Information

Weight 3.5000 lbs

Description

94 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine: This is one of the best vintages of Caro, the joint venture between the Catena family of Mendoza and Lafite from Bordeaux. Half of the wine is cabernet sauvignon from Altamira, in the heights of Uco Valley, providing a firm structure, the other half is malbec from old vines in Las Campuertas, adding all the notes of violets and sour cherries that one can find in the best Luján de Cuyo malbec. The red fruit and floral notes outline the contours of a wine that seems athletic and tight rather than fat. Cellar this for five years or more; it will continue to gain in complexity. -P.T

Pro Reviews

Wine Spectactor (WS)

WS90

Offers a spicy nose, with flavors of dark plum, blackberry and currant, accented by plenty of Asian spice notes. Chocolate and dried mint details show on the lithe finish, accented by hints of curry. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2019. 2,000 cases imported. –KM

Wine Cellarage (WC)

WC96

Extremely beautiful aromas of dried flower, currant, fresh leather and some tar. Full body with silky tannins that give a beautiful texture that leads to ripe currant, orange peel and incense. Complex and complete. 50% malbec from Argrelo and 50% cabernet sauvignon from Valle de Uco. So beautiful now but will age gracefully. -J.S.

Vinous Media (VM)

VM90+

Bright medium ruby. Brooding aromas of cassis, blackberry, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder and peppery herbs. Suave, fine-grained and energetic, offering slightly gamey flavors of currant, tobacco leaf, mint, leather and minerals. In a surprisingly supple style for a wine with pronounced green elements. Again, this strikes me as more like Bordeaux than Mendoza. Finishes with smooth tannins, a slightly tart quality and excellent length.- Stephen Tanzer

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