Argentinian Cabernets panel tasting results

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes currently make up 17.5% of all Argentinia's red wine grapes, but with no award winners in the selection of 72 Argentinian Cabernets tasted by a panel of Decanter contributors and wine experts questions have been raised as to the suitablility of Cabernet Sauvignon in Argentina when not part of a blend. Nevertheless, 9 wines were given a four star rating. See them all here...

argentinian cabernets, decanter june 2011

Viñalba, Cabernet Sauvignon- Merlot, Rio Negro, Patagonia 2009

Restrained and elegant bouquet of blackberry, cassis, chocolate and earth. Wonderful, concentrated fruit offering density with excellent purity, firm tannins and oak blended in. Very good sense of place. 16.8pts/20
Price: £7.99 Buckingham Schenk
Drink: 2012–2015.
Alc: 14.5%

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