This is really a bit of a heads-up as the new vintage ofAmancaya-an all-time Argentine favourite -has just landed. The vintage is 2010 and it the best we have ever seen of this hedonistic Malbec/Cabernet. Luscious and full-bodied with layer upon layer of succulent dark fruit framed in French oak it is a class act.
Amancayacomes from Bodegas Caro in Argentina’s Mendoza region and it is a Bodega with some of the most impressive pedigree in the country. Established in 1999 Bodegas Caro is a joint venture between Bordeaux aristocrat Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)and Argentina’s most famous producer Nicolas Catena.
From Monday the 7th it will drop from €19.99 to €14.99 and although it is January and purse strings are tight this really is a treat not to be missed. Don’t just take my word for it though take a look at some of the praise this vintage has already received at the hands of the world’s major wine journalists.
"The Malbec dominates the floral bouquet with dark cherries, violets and strawberry pastilles that is well-defined. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins that lend the Amancaya a silky smooth texture. There is a touch of red peppercorn on the mid-palate with a spicy-tinged finish that is controlled and very focused. This is a classy wine for the price. Drink now-2017."- NM
Rated “Outstanding” 91 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
"The bouquet is loaded with sweet-smelling aromas of dark plum and blackberry. It feels intense, packed and pure in the mouth, with potent flavors of blackberry, baked plum and cassis. The finish feels mild and smooth, with a long, jammy, steady fade."- MS
Rated “Outstanding” 90 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"A joint venture between Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite) and Nicolas Catena. The nose beams with plums, dried figs, cherries and mint with a juicy palate of spices, herbs and balancing acidity."
4**** Decanter Magazine
So if all this appeals then my advice is get in early, we only have 400 casesand with32 stores meansapproximatelyjust 150 bottles per stores. In other words this will sell out.