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

Trapiche, Broquel, Cabernet Franc, Mendoza 2009

Expressive, forward aroma of green pepper, jam, herb, pepper and crunchy berry fruit. Quite succulent with a sophisticated structure. Lovely bright cassis fruit is tinged with herb and vanilla and framed by fine-grained tannins. Well made. 16.75pts/20
Price: £11.99–£12.49 Fells, Secret Cellar
Drink: 2012–2014.
Alc: 14%

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