Terrazas de Los Andes

Cheval des Andes Mendoza Malbec Blend

9.325 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Shawn R

A go to when buying off a restaurant wine list.

A go to when buying off a restaurant wine list.

Aug 11th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

This is their flagship wine. The 2013 is a blend of 70% Malbec, 25% Cabernet & 5% Petite Verdot.

On the nose, beautiful, elegant, ruby dark currants. The are fruits; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries with cherries on the glass edge. Sweet tarry notes, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, dark rich soil, dark medium spice, loamy soil, dry clay, soft leather with dark red florals and dark fields of violets.

On the palate, the body is round, lush and full. The tannins are; dark, rounded, the lighter side of meaty and velvety. The ruby, elegant, lush fruits are; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries & cherries. Sweet tarry notes, used dark roast expresso grounds, black licorice, dark fruit cola, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, dark rich soil, dark medium spice, loamy soil, dry clay, dry crushed rocks, soft leather with dark red florals and bright dark violets. The; structure, length, tension and balance have a ways to go but show great promise. The long, beautiful, rich, ripe, ruby, elegant, well balanced goes on & on for minutes. Great wine that will continue to improve and should slumber for 8-10 years before opening.

Photos of, Terrazas de Los Andes. The bank style vault door that is made from stainless steel tanks that leads into their tasting room. Bar stools again made out of stainless steel tanks and our host for our tasting behind their tasting bar.

This is their flagship wine. The 2013 is a blend of 70% Malbec, 25% Cabernet & 5% Petite Verdot.

On the nose, beautiful, elegant, ruby dark currants. The are fruits; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries with cherries on the glass edge. Sweet tarry notes, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, dark rich soil, dark medium spice, loamy soil, dry clay, soft leather with dark red florals and dark fields of violets.

On the palate, the body is round, lush and full. The tannins are; dark, rounded, the lighter side of meaty and velvety. The ruby, elegant, lush fruits are; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries & cherries. Sweet tarry notes, used dark roast expresso grounds, black licorice, dark fruit cola, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, dark rich soil, dark medium spice, loamy soil, dry clay, dry crushed rocks, soft leather with dark red florals and bright dark violets. The; structure, length, tension and balance have a ways to go but show great promise. The long, beautiful, rich, ripe, ruby, elegant, well balanced goes on & on for minutes. Great wine that will continue to improve and should slumber for 8-10 years before opening.

Photos of, Terrazas de Los Andes. The bank style vault door that is made from stainless steel tanks that leads into their tasting room. Bar stools again made out of stainless steel tanks and our host for our tasting behind their tasting bar.

May 1st, 2018
Shawn R

A go to wine when you have an overpriced wine list at a restaurant. This bottle had a tremendous amount a brett...first time with this producer.

A go to wine when you have an overpriced wine list at a restaurant. This bottle had a tremendous amount a brett...first time with this producer.

Apr 15th, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2013 vintage. A big step forward with this vintage in terms of elegance, complexity and length. Impressive indeed.

2013 vintage. A big step forward with this vintage in terms of elegance, complexity and length. Impressive indeed.

Dec 1st, 2017
Shawn R

Big fan of this.

Big fan of this.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (93/100) Элегантный, непростой спелых ягод (не джема): черешни, ежевики; чернослив, шоколад и ваниль. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и мягкими, обволакивающими танинами. Мелок алкогольное послевкусие.

17/20 (93/100) Элегантный, непростой спелых ягод (не джема): черешни, ежевики; чернослив, шоколад и ваниль. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и мягкими, обволакивающими танинами. Мелок алкогольное послевкусие.

Oct 12th, 2018
Gitaek Lee

Very good. 2013 vintage

Very good. 2013 vintage

Sep 8th, 2018
Stephen Smith

Solid dark fruit, mostly cherry. Opened up well and showed more layers.

Solid dark fruit, mostly cherry. Opened up well and showed more layers.

Mar 26th, 2018
Glen Bassett

Lovely on the palette. Subtle flavors, quite good.

Lovely on the palette. Subtle flavors, quite good.

Mar 5th, 2018
Ameet Rane

Awesome Bordeaux expression of Malbec / Cabernet

Awesome Bordeaux expression of Malbec / Cabernet

Jan 7th, 2018