'Cheval des Andes' 2019

'Cheval des Andes' 2019

Argentine, Mendoza
Prix réduit109,00 €* Prix normal119,00 €
Argentine
Mendoza
Vin rouge
sec

'Cheval des Andes' 2019

Cheval des Andes

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon

Nous ne sommes pas les seuls à être séduits par ce miracle du vin rouge argentin, les critiques du monde entier le sont aussi. Le 'Cheval des Andes' 2019, cuvée de cabernet sauvignon et de malbec, a obtenu 99 points de l’expert Tim Atkin et 98 points du guide Parker !

Prix réduit109,00 €* Prix normal119,00 €

Awards

99
Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin

The 2019 Cheval des Andes had a more reductive vinification and élevage, making the wine a bit shy and in need of time to open up, as one of their objectives was to make it more age-worthy. Another objective is to get to a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, which they achieved in this vintage for the first time, going back to the initial character of the wine that was the idea of Argentinean winemaker Roberto de la Mota; so, they are closing the circle and going back to the initial idea, with more implication from the Cheval Blanc team. This is the first vintage fully under the charge of the new French winemaker, Gerald Gabillet, who fermented by plot, isolating some specific parts of the vineyard, like the borders where you tend to get higher yields because of the irrigation. It matured in 225- and 400-liter oak barrels and in oak vats. They used more barrels and vats from Stockinger, which they like and rotate; the wine spends an average of 13 to 14 months in oak, but some lots get 11 months and others get 16. 2019 was a mild vintage, cooler than 2017 and warmer than 2018, with rain at the right time, which helped to avoid hydric stress, and without extremes (which they had in 2020 with three weeks of extreme heat). The wine is young and tender and a bit oaky, which Gerald attributed to the reductiveness; it's ripe without excess, with around 14.2% alcohol, mellow acidity and velvety tannins.

98
Robert Parker

Robert Parker

The 2019 Cheval des Andes had a more reductive vinification and élevage, making the wine a bit shy and in need of time to open up, as one of their objectives was to make it more age-worthy. Another objective is to get to a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, which they achieved in this vintage for the first time, going back to the initial character of the wine that was the idea of Argentinean winemaker Roberto de la Mota; so, they are closing the circle and going back to the initial idea, with more implication from the Cheval Blanc team. This is the first vintage fully under the charge of the new French winemaker, Gerald Gabillet, who fermented by plot, isolating some specific parts of the vineyard, like the borders where you tend to get higher yields because of the irrigation. It matured in 225- and 400-liter oak barrels and in oak vats. They used more barrels and vats from Stockinger, which they like and rotate; the wine spends an average of 13 to 14 months in oak, but some lots get 11 months and others get 16. 2019 was a mild vintage, cooler than 2017 and warmer than 2018, with rain at the right time, which helped to avoid hydric stress, and without extremes (which they had in 2020 with three weeks of extreme heat). The wine is young and tender and a bit oaky, which Gerald attributed to the reductiveness; it's ripe without excess, with around 14.2% alcohol, mellow acidity and velvety tannins. There's more Cabernet here, so the aromatic expression can be something between 2017 and 2018, but Cabernet marks the palate a lot and makes the wine more age-worthy, as it provides the structure and length that the Malbec lacks.

97
James Suckling

James Suckling

A refined but spicy Cheval, showing charcoal, blueberries, wild herbs, lavender and hints of bacon and cedar. Medium to full body with extremely fine tannins that get dialed into the fruit with violet, spices and sweet blue fruit at the end. Long and subtle.

Note de dégustation

D’une couleur violette foncée, le vin brille dans le verre et enthousiasme dès le premier regard. Les arômes primaires sont des fruits sombres comme la groseille noire et la mûre, avec un soupçon de menthe. La deuxième approche aromatique rappelle le café et le chocolat noir. Des tanins parfaitement équilibrés confèrent au vin un caractère tout en finesse. L’équilibre par excellence : soyeux et savoureux, épicé et corsé. Un très grand vin qui vieillira très bien pendant au moins vingt ans en cave.

Vinification

L’assemblage est composé à parts égales de cabernet sauvignon et de malbec. Le vin a vieilli en fûts de chêne de 225 et 400 litres et en cuves de chêne. Il est élevé en moyenne treize à quatorze mois en fûts de chêne, mais certains lots vieillissent pendant onze mois et d’autres pendant seize mois. 2019 a été un millésime doux, plus frais que 2017 et plus chaud que 2018, avec des pluies au bon moment, ce qui a contribué à éviter le stress hydrique et à traverser les mois sans extrêmes.

Détails

Référence de l'article 151496
Type de vin Vin rouge
Cépage(s) Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Pays Argentine
Région Mendoza
Millésime 2019
Goût sec
Volume net (en litres) 0,75 L
Teneur en alcool (%) 14,00 % vol
Acidité résiduelle (g) 4,80 g/l
Sucrosité résiduelle (g) 1,80 g/l
Informations légales contient des sulfites
Producteur Cheval des Andes
Adresse Mise en bouteille : Cheval des Andes, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza Province, AR

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