Bodegas Caro – Amancaya Gran Reserva 2012 – Mendoza

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Red wine with a medium towards deep colour. You can still see through and it is rather ruby-red nuance. Fine nose here, layered with a certain evolution. There is a fine oak in the background, reminiscent of tobacco and cedar wood. Quite elegant fruit here with a mix of red and dark fruit like red currant, cassis, fine spices. Nice palate here, polished texture. I get a feeling that this is a wine that’s gotten a certain aging in oak. So it is right now showing a great drinkability. In terms of texture, good texture, quite polished here with gentle tannin. It has a good density of fruit, but it is still not a massive wine, it keeps somewhere in the medium body range. A bit more because of the weight there. I get notes of cassis, probably more of a Cabernet driven style if I might be courageous and say so. Elegant spiciness. I like the freshness in this one as well. It feels like a warm climate style, well restrained with a good level of freshness, rounded texture, very nice hints of cassis on the finish. Good length, very nice example with superb drinkability right now.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.