Amancaya 2019, Mendoza, Argentina

£18.50

The idea of forming a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family was born in 1999. Initial enthusiasm quickly became a concrete plan to produce a single wine that would combine French and Argentine cultures and the two signature grapes of each producer, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Catena family have an unrivalled knowledge of Malbec and the terroir of Mendoza, couple this with DBR Lafite’s exceptional knowledge of blending Cabernet Sauvignon, and it was clear to see that this partnership would yield magnificent wines. Amancaya was first produced in the 2003 vintage, and has proven to be a consistently reliable performer.

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.

Varietal

Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Argentina

Producer

Lafite and Catena

ABV

14.50%

Decant from

An hour before serving

Food match

steak and BBQ red meats

Drink from

2021-2029

Closure

natural cork

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