Caro 2016, Mendoza Argentina

£42.95

Caro is the top wine of Bodegas Caro, a partnership between Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and Nicolas Catena. Caro uses the very finest hand picked fruit from several premium parcels with Uco Valley and the First Zone, in Mendoza. Caro is made in very small quantities and is aged in 100% new French oak for no less than 18 months. There’s no rush to drink Caro, such is the quality that it will age effortlessly for a decade. This vintage is first from the Bodegas to be made predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon, rather than Malbec.

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Tasting notes

After an hour in a decanter the nose offers cassis, blueberry, cocoa and tobacco The palate is much more delicate and elegant compared to historical vintages.  There’s ripe yet restrained fruit with layers of sweet spice and smoke. Caro is seamless and well balanced with the most enticing array of complexity. The 2016 vintage is much lighter in alcohol than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, and offers a more accessible style. Despite this, Caro 2016 will develop well over the next decade in the cellar.

ABV

14.50%

Closure

Cork

Origin

Argentina

Producer

Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite)

Varietal

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon

Decant from

An hour before serving

Food match

Fillet of beef

Drink from

2017 to 2025