Caro Amancaya 2017 - Station Plaza Wine
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Caro Amancaya 2017
SKU: 02920

Caro Amancaya 2017

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Category Wine
Region Chile, Mendoza
Brand Caro
Alcohol/vol 14%
Deep ruby color. Intense aromas of white flowers, red cherries and figs. Juicy and complex with hints of cloves and other spices. This well-balanced wine is an elegant expression of the blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wine Advocate
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Approximately half of the volume of the 2017 Amancaya matured in oak barrels, and the other half was kept in concrete vats for one year. This comes from vineyards in Altamira, and the barrels used for the élevage are mostly in barriques produced by Lafite that have a very light toast, with the idea to preserve the aromatics of the wine and let it breath and provide structure in the élevage without interfering with the aromas. The oak is very nicely integrated and folded into the fruit, and the wine comes through as quite pure and fruit driven, with moderate ripeness and a harmonious palate. This was born as the classical second wine in a Bordeaux sense.

Luis Gutierrez, October 31, 2019
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Bright ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, spices and cocoa powder show both jammy and slightly herbal nuances, suggesting a wide range of fruit ripeness. Juicy, energetic and fine-grained, with its dark fruit and chocolate flavors accented by spices and herbs. A classic, rather polished second wine with noteworthy flavor interest, firm tannic spine and very good persistence.

Stephen Tanzer, September 2019