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Caro 2013/2014, 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 balances and equal blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Tasting notes

After an hour in a decanter the nose offers blueberry, dried flowers, tar, vanilla, liquorice and dark chocolate. The palate is best described as an iron fist in a velvet glove. The palate has amazing concentration and incredible complexity. There’s gorgeously ripe fruit and bags of sweet liquorice spice. Caro is seamless and rich with the most enticing array of complexity. The 2013 vintage is much lighter in alcohol than the 2012, and offers a more accessible style. Despite this, Caro 2013 will develop well over the next decade.

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