Amancaya 2018 Magnum, Mendoza Argentina (In Wooden Presentation Box)

£49.95

Amancaya, like its older brother, presents a harmonious balance between the Argentine and Bordeaux styles. The wine is more fruity due to the higher percentage of Malbec and shorter ageing. The word Amancaya is the native Indian name of a flower found at high altitudes in the Andes in the Mendoza area. We have been avid fans of Amancaya since it’s release 20 years ago, and it’s safe to say that the 2018 vintage is one of the very best. There’s a depth, richness and almost broody aspect that you don’t usually find in a ‘2nd wine’. This magnum will provide pleasure for many years to come.

Tasting notes

The colour is a deep ruby with purple nuances. The nose is complex deep and broody with layered notes of cassis, cocoa, melted dark chocolate, salted caramel, figs with cinnamon, clove and bonfire.
The palate unveils seductive aromas of black fruit with very well-integrated oak. This wine has great balance and an exceptional freshness. There’s a restraint to the fruit that exudes sheer class. Well done DBR & Catena this is a really top notch wine.

ABV

14.5%

Bottle size

150cl

Drink from

2021-2035

Food match

BBQ steak, beef casserole

Origin

Argentina

Producer

Catena & DBR

Varietal

Malbec / Cabernet blend

Decant from

Two hours before serving

Closure

Cork

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