Cuvelier Los Andes Valle de Uco Colección 2011 Mendoza, Argentina 

My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $20.
Nice color of dark ruby with a wide ruby rim.

On the nose, black currants, plums, blackberries, licorice, chocolates, alcohol, vegetables, vanilla, oak, vinaigrette, cloves, earth and peppercorn.

Full bodied but not bold, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity, with blackberries, cherries, earth, leather, green vegetables, herbs, chocolates, smoke, licorice, vinaigrette, spices, pencil lead, cloves, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with green, firm tannins and tart cranberries.

This Bordeaux blend from Mendoza is still unbalanced and harsh, even after 90 minutes of airtime. A little bitter too, but shows nice complexity, with lots of green notes. A good red “Bordeaux” for a great price.

Better with food than just by itself at this point. However, it is a good quality wine.

Needs a few more years in the bottle to mature.

A blend of 58% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah and 4% Merlot.

Grapes are hand harvested in the foot hills of the Andes Mountains. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and Unfiltered.

14.5% alcohol by volume.


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