2002 Cheval des Andes, Mendoza
|Date tasted:||2 March 2006|
|Price when tasted:||£35-38|
Intense rich black fruit, complex ripe chocolatey characters on the finish. Drink up to 2011. (CG)
The joint venture between Roberto de la Mota of Terrazas de los Andes and Pierre Lurton of Cheval Blanc. Expressive aromas of macerated cherry and tobacco with hints of chocolate. The silky tannins are well integrated with the oak. Lovely complexity at the end. Drink up to 2011.
A Bordeaux-meets-the-Andes blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and a dash of Petit Verdot, this Cheval Blanc-Terrazas joint venture red exhibits stylish, cedary new oak aromas, intense, rich, cassis and blackberry opulence. Drink 2008-20.