Cheval des Andes 2020

98 R. Parkers Wine Advocate, L. Gutierrez; 97 J. Suckling; 96 Vinous, J. Hidalgo
92,90 €
123,87 € pro 1 l
inkl. 19% USt. , zzgl. Versand (Standard)
Alter Preis: 105,00 €
  • Lieferstatus: auf Lager
  • Lieferzeit: 2 - 5 Werktage (DE - Ausland abweichend)
0,75 l

- 98 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Luis Gutierrez: „The 2020 Cheval des Andes was harvested from the last of February for the first time ever. It was Gabillet's second vintage at Cheval des Andes, and that year, he had to start without waiting for Pierre Olivier Clouet and Pierre Lurton from Cheval Blanc; when they arrived, they had finished picking the Malbec, which surprisingly was fresher in Las Compuertas (because of the higher percentage of clay?) than in Altamira (where the vines suffered more stress), saving the freshness. They now harvest using cold trucks (for the first time), and they also started earlier in the morning (six in the morning, impossible earlier in Mendoza...), which he reckons was very good for the precision of the wine. They used 40% 225-liter barrels, 40% 400-liter oak barrels and 20% 2,500-liter foudres, half of them new and with an élevage of 15 months on average, depending on the lots and varieties from 12 to 18 months. The final blend was 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, which makes a comeback as it was not used since 2016. The key was to finish the fermentation of the Petit Verdot without skins, and that way, they have been able to use it in the blends of 2021, 2022 and 2023 in small but increasing percentages. This is slightly riper than 2019, with a little more alcohol (14.5%) and with very good structural tannins but saving the freshness, and it has the spicy side from the Petit Verdot (Gabillet talks about white pepper). The wine has the ultra sleek and polished texture and the elegance and the balance that is the signature here; the wine is very clean and precise. I see very good regularity across the three vintages I tasted next to each other—this 2020 and the 2018 and 2019. Overall, this is a triumph over the adverse conditions of the vintage. They produced their usual 100,000 bottles (since 2018), as they are renewing their vineyards and want to keep the volume stable. They produce this volume from the 36 productive hectares they have in Las Compuertas and Altamira. There are some more changes: in 2020, they went for a lighter bottle, weighing 100 grams less than the one they used in 2018 and 2019, but close to 300 grams less than the bottle from before. It's also a slimmer bottle, always thinking about the environment. They are very focused on agroecology, accelerating the regenerative viticulture and using cover crops; they have planted 1,900 trees in the last three years, creating small clusters of biodiversity for birds. They have transplanted some centenary olive trees and keep their sheep and lamas on the property. Very green-minded.“

- 97 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: „Ripe, baked dark cherries with spices and some violets. Hints of graphite, cocoa powder, incense and black pepper. Dried rose petals. A slightly fuller Cheval des Andes with tense, silky tannins and a lingering, generous finish. Ripe, but still has lots of restraint and precision. 49% malbec, 49% cabernet sauvignon with a 2% petit verdot. 24% of the malbec comes from Altamira and all the rest of the fruit come from Las Compuertas. Drink or hold.“

- 96 Punkte VINOUS Joaquin Hidalgo: „The 2020 Cheval des Andes is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot from Paraje Altamira in theUco Valley and Las Compuertas in Lujan de Cuyo. Aged in French oak barrels, it’s purple in the glass with a garnet sheen. The nose reveals a well-judged approach tot he warmth of 2020, featuring ripe plum, redcurrant, mint and hints of white pepper over a bed of bay leaf and cedar. It’s dry and velvety on the palate, with rich, polished tannins that deliver a juicy, lanaced mouthfeel. The balsamic notes and rich palate reflect the year’s character, while the finish is dynamic and long-lasting.“

Vinous: 96 VS
James Suckling: 97 JS
Land: Argentinien
Originalverpackung: 6er Originalholzkiste
Produkt: Rotwein
Inhalt: 0,75 l
Jahrgang: 2020
Parker Wine Advocate: 98 RPWA
Rebsorte(n): MalbecCabernet Sauvignon
Inhalt: 0,75 l
Reben: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Malbec
% vol Alk: 14,0
Notizen des Weinguts: Cheval des Andes, the ‘Grand Cru’ of the Andes, is the fruit of a fusion between two cultures combining the vision and expertise of Château Cheval Blanc with high altitude wine-growing in the Mendoza region. Under challenging climatic conditions, this is where Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon unite in a blend which is born at the foot of the Andes mountain range. WEATHER CONDITIONS The 2019 harvest was first characterized by some rainy episodes during spring while early summer was marked by 3 heat waves during which the water management of the vineyard was of the utmost importance. Fortunately, the cycle continued with dry weather and good thermal amplitude which resulted in a high quality harvest. GROWTH CYCLE The start of the budding period was early compared to previous cycles, starting in mid-September at Finca Las Compuertas and later at Finca Altamira. The spring rains during flowering resulted in the need for a precise sorting of grapes considering their maturity during veraison. Then the ripening period continued with optimal conditions that allowed for a gradual and very precise harvest. HARVEST: March 14 to April 4. YIELD: 35 qq/h CELLAR WORK The clusters were transported to the winery in trucks equipped with thermal blankets, and classified manually. Our work in the winery is based on a respectful intervention, caring for the origin of each plot under the concept "one plot, one tank". For this harvest, the barrel room was made up of 80% French oak and 20% of a blend of Austrian, Slovenian and German oak. Maturation was carried out 40% in 225-liter barrels, 40% in 400-liter barrels and 20% in 2,500-liter foudres, 50% of which were new oak. TASTING NOTES Cheval des Andes 2019 At first glance, the wine is brilliant, with an intense ruby red color with garnet hues. The nose is filled with intense notes of fresh red fruits such as cherries, currants and plums with touches of herbs and flowers that remind us of violets and lavender. Little by little, subtle spicy notes with hints of vanilla, cedar and liquorice develop from the elegant integration with the oak. Refreshingly smooth on the palate, with great personality, elegant tannins and a sharp and balanced acidity. Cheval des Andes 2019 invites us to enjoy its freshness and complex youth and also to discover it over the years. Cheval des Andes 2019 Bottling : 28/01/2021
Potenziell allergene Substanzen: Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.
Importeur/Inverkehrbringer: Louis Vialard S.A.S, 20 rue de la rivière, F-33250 Pauillac
Warnungen: Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.
Hersteller: Thames y Cochabamba, Prerdriel, Lujan de Cuyo - M5509AOA Mendoza, Argentina
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