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

Catena Zapata, Catena Appellation Cabernet Franc, Mendoza 2008

Elegant blackberry, morello cherry, earth, liquorice, leather and floral perfume. Youthful, serious and firm palate which is meaty and concentrated with a good smoothness and
Cabernet Franc lift. Needs time but superb. 16.63pts/20
Price: £11.99 Cavas de Gaucho
Drink: 2012–2013.
Alc: 13.5%

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