2017 Caro, Bodegas Caro, Mendoza
2017 Caro, Bodegas Caro, Mendoza
Bodegas Caro represents the combined philosophies, skill and pedigree of First Growth Bordeaux Château Lafite-Rothschild and Argentina's own Catena Zapata. A joint venture which was conceived over twenty years ago and is today responsible for delivering wines of world class pedigree.
"For those who can no longer accompany every dinner with a bottle of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, there is always this Argentinean estate, Bodegas Caro, which offers high quality wines at far more affordable prices"
Lafite's masterly embrace of cabernet sauvignon and the Catena family's three generations of malbec experience combine to stunning effect, delivering a flagship release which showcases the structure and finesse of Classed Growth Bordeaux allied to the power and richness of the finest Argentinean malbec. Bodegas Caro has set the bar very high as one of Argentina's most outstanding and critically acclaimed producers, yet it offers remarkable pedigree for its price.
This, the 2017 vintage, is one of the estates finest renditions to date. Wonderful concentration, perfectly judged elegance and scintillating freshness hint at the high-altitude nature of Caro's vineyards in Mendoza's famed Uco Valley. The cuvee's long élevage in largely new oak frames a captivating tannic framework and length.
The 2017 has been lauded by the critics, with James Suckling awarding a score of 97 points and Tim Atkin MW 96 points. An impressive Old-World interpretation of this impressive New-World terroir, Bodegas Caro should not be missed.
"This is one of the most direct and clear Caros in a long time with blue-fruit, violet and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Crushed-stone, too. Full-bodied, yet tight and contracted with a level of shyness to its strength. The length derives from the excellence of the cabernet. One for the cellar. Blend of 74% malbec and 26% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2023, but exciting to drink all the same."
97 pts, James Suckling
"The drier, hotter year makes this a big, plusher, denser red than the 2016, but this is still a brilliant wine in its own, different way. Entirely aged in new French wood, it combines Malbec and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon to brilliant effect. Scented, polished and refined, with granular tannins, floral top notes and intense blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. A cuvée that will reward patience."
96 pts, Tim Atkin MW
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