Bodegas Caro (Barons de Rothschild / Catena)

Caro Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec

9.1186 ratings
9.020 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, fruits are brighter than the two previous wines, ruby, a little candied and ripe. Blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, hues of blueberries, light tarry notes, mocha, light caramel, vanilla, light cinnamon, dry top soil, stones, nice soft spice and dark red, blue and purple florals.

On the palate; the body is full and rich. The tannins are thick, chewy, sticky and loaded with dust. The fruits are ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, hues of blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light tarry notes, mocha, light caramel, vanilla, light cinnamon, dry clay, used leather, dry top soil, dark moist soil, some fresh tobacco, stones, nice soft spice and dark red, blue and purple florals. The acidity is round and nice. The finish is; elegant, well balanced, round, ripe with better texture than the Aruma & the Petit.

Photos of, the two families that created Caro. My beautiful wife, the semi-professional taster who has earned an honorary degree from all our wine travels.

On the nose, fruits are brighter than the two previous wines, ruby, a little candied and ripe. Blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, hues of blueberries, light tarry notes, mocha, light caramel, vanilla, light cinnamon, dry top soil, stones, nice soft spice and dark red, blue and purple florals.

On the palate; the body is full and rich. The tannins are thick, chewy, sticky and loaded with dust. The fruits are ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, hues of blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light tarry notes, mocha, light caramel, vanilla, light cinnamon, dry clay, used leather, dry top soil, dark moist soil, some fresh tobacco, stones, nice soft spice and dark red, blue and purple florals. The acidity is round and nice. The finish is; elegant, well balanced, round, ripe with better texture than the Aruma & the Petit.

Photos of, the two families that created Caro. My beautiful wife, the semi-professional taster who has earned an honorary degree from all our wine travels.

Apr 28th, 2018
Christanna Honer

This really does taste like the lovechild of Bordeaux and Mendoza. Elegant, balanced, and big delivery!

This really does taste like the lovechild of Bordeaux and Mendoza. Elegant, balanced, and big delivery!

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2015
Kevin Ortzman

Spicy dark fruit and cocoa.

Spicy dark fruit and cocoa.

Nov 5th, 2016
Ed Lehrman

2002- hanging in there pretty well. Seems more Cabby than Malbec. Really lovely and seamless.

2002- hanging in there pretty well. Seems more Cabby than Malbec. Really lovely and seamless.

Nov 6th, 2015
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

9.1

Pleasantly surprised, reminds me of some high end Napa cabs - dialed in, a tight product. Tobacco with stunning complexity.

Pleasantly surprised, reminds me of some high end Napa cabs - dialed in, a tight product. Tobacco with stunning complexity.

Jul 15th, 2015
Michael Young

Area Manager/Italian Specialist Fine Wine Portfolio, Palm Bay International, Certified Sommelier Court of Master Sommelier, Certified Sommelier Associazione Sommelier Italiano

7.5

Not flawed but horrible. Lots of volatile acid that once it blew off made it's way to the mid palate. Fruit completely dropped off and no finish. I had high expectations. Big disappointment.

Not flawed but horrible. Lots of volatile acid that once it blew off made it's way to the mid palate. Fruit completely dropped off and no finish. I had high expectations. Big disappointment.

Apr 28th, 2015
Julia Crowley

Aromas were a hit muted at first but did open up with time. Fruits and acid blended nicely to round out the characteristics. What I really liked was it did have a nice depth of characteristics both fruity and earthy.

Aromas were a hit muted at first but did open up with time. Fruits and acid blended nicely to round out the characteristics. What I really liked was it did have a nice depth of characteristics both fruity and earthy.

Apr 21st, 2014
Morgan Diamant

Wonderfully perfumed on the nose. Silky smooth tannins, black fruit up front (blackberries, boysenberry, black cherry), some cedar and chocolate, and a hint of mushroom and organic earth. Very rich and full with a long finish. Very elegant and big.

Wonderfully perfumed on the nose. Silky smooth tannins, black fruit up front (blackberries, boysenberry, black cherry), some cedar and chocolate, and a hint of mushroom and organic earth. Very rich and full with a long finish. Very elegant and big.

Jun 10th, 2018
Deb Dellaposta

Great marriage between Bordeaux and Mendoza. Earthy with red and black fruit. Great balance.

Great marriage between Bordeaux and Mendoza. Earthy with red and black fruit. Great balance.

Mar 31st, 2018
ropajos

Xmas even at the Abatte’s. Rich and velvety. Enjoyed it but personally the Nickle & Nickle cab we had right after was more my type.

Xmas even at the Abatte’s. Rich and velvety. Enjoyed it but personally the Nickle & Nickle cab we had right after was more my type.

Dec 26th, 2017