Cheval des Andes

Mendoza Malbec Blend

9.32 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

Cheval des Andes tasting with their technical manager who is also an assistant winemaker. Tasted ‘05, ‘07, ‘14 and ‘15. Very cool story behind this winery (and its affiliation with Chateau Cheval Blanc).

Even though it was the youngest vintage of the evening, the bones are here for this to be a long lived and beautiful wine. Described by them as a “classic vintage”, it also represents a style shift where they will focus only on blending Malbec and Cabernet (percentage will change each year), as opposed to being more Bordeaux in style with merlot and petit Verdot like previous vintages. Very clean. Super aromatic with ripe and sweet red and black fruit. No traces of licorice or squeezed fruit that Malbec can show. Very faint dark cocoa, cedar and herbal notes toward the back. Lovely.

Cheval des Andes tasting with their technical manager who is also an assistant winemaker. Tasted ‘05, ‘07, ‘14 and ‘15. Very cool story behind this winery (and its affiliation with Chateau Cheval Blanc).

Even though it was the youngest vintage of the evening, the bones are here for this to be a long lived and beautiful wine. Described by them as a “classic vintage”, it also represents a style shift where they will focus only on blending Malbec and Cabernet (percentage will change each year), as opposed to being more Bordeaux in style with merlot and petit Verdot like previous vintages. Very clean. Super aromatic with ripe and sweet red and black fruit. No traces of licorice or squeezed fruit that Malbec can show. Very faint dark cocoa, cedar and herbal notes toward the back. Lovely.

Jun 21st, 2019
Adam Nesto

Nice inky Malbec, fit right in amongst thena Napa Cabs.

Nice inky Malbec, fit right in amongst thena Napa Cabs.

Dec 7th, 2019
Jennifer Butler

Giro says if you can find for $90 it’s a good deal.

Giro says if you can find for $90 it’s a good deal.

Feb 9th, 2019