Cheval des Andes 2013
Cheval des Andes 2013 is one of the greatest wines of Argentina, born from the meeting in two exceptional domains: On the one hand the First Grand Cru Classé A of Saint Emilion Château Cheval Blanc and the Argentinian estate of the House LVMH Terrazas from Los Andes.
Founded in 1999 in one of the most renowned areas of Luján de Cuyo, north of Mendoza, Cheval des Andes stretches over an exceptional vineyard of 50 hectares whose Malbec vines are sometimes 80 years old.
The 2013 vintage is a blend of 67% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, vinified to 30% in new French oak barrels and 70% in one year old barrels. The color is intense, red with deep reflections, the nose reveals sublime floral notes and many fruits. On the palate, the wines are powerful, the ultra-fine tannins, of an impressive elegance. Robert Parker salutes here the elegance and perfect freshness of the vintage: "The best Cheval des Andes ever produced".
It is a marvel, the ratings obtained by the critics attest: 96/100 Robert Parker and Wine Spectator, 98/100 by James Suckling, we gave it the score of 19/20.
The advice of 12bouteilles: Pass this great wine in a carafe 2h, before serving it at a temperature of 16°C. Already perfect to drink today, it is a wine that can be preserved for many years. It will be perfect to accompany a veal chop or a Rossini tournedos with truffles.
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