Amancaya 2014, Mendoza, Argentina
Amancaya is part of the range produced at Bodegas Caro, a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and Nicolas Catena. Amancaya combines the richness of Argentina’s climate with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and the generous nature of Malbec. The style is fruit driven with plenty of juicy notes and a streak of well balanced French oak.
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Amancaya possesses an opaque core and a purple rim. The nose screams Malbec with juicy black fruit, a twist of vanilla and chocolaty spice underneath. The palate is rich and full with a liquorice intensity and a spicy finish. Amancaya is as wonderful as it is reliable: a great wine!
Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon
Lafite and Catena
An hour before serving
steak and BBQ red meats
2017 to 2022
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