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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
CARO Amancaya 2006
CARO Amancaya 2006
(search item no. 92728)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $17.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The weather in 2006 was excellent during spring and summer. The windy spring was positive for the quality of the grapes. The hail in December slightly decreased the yields of the Malbec. Deep purple-red color. Fruit driven wine, with appealing red and black cherries flavors, black plums, hint of mint and cedar. On the palate it has a nice tannic texture that is full and round. Notes of vanilla and tobacco coming from French oak. Nice to drink now or to be laid down.

"The 2006 Amancaya is composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Malbec aged for 12 months in French oak, 25% new. It offers an attractive bouquet of cedar, tobacco, damp earth, black cherry, red currants, and black currants. Supple, forward, ripe, and tasty, it conceals enough tannin to evolve for 2-3 years and will drink well through 2016."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
91 Points

My Notes:

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About Bodegas Caro:

CARO was born of an alliance between two wine cultures (French and Argentine), two noble grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec), and two renowned wine families (Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and Nicolas Catena.)

Immediately after CARO's 2002 release, the first vintage of CARO, 2000, was acclaimed by professionals. The achievement of CARO has naturally led the partners to elaborate another wine based on the traditional Argentinean Malbec, conserving the fine balance between the characteristics of Argentina and the style of Bordeaux wines. As a commemoration to the Andean roots, the Indian name of a pretty little flower, which grows on the high altitude of the Andes has been chosen: Amancaya.

Vignerons since the 19th century, these two powerful organizations have combined their deep knowledge of Mendoza's high altitude terroir and the art of winemaking to create truly unique wine.