CARO Amancaya 2007

Bordeaux Red Blends from Argentina, South America

Price: $21.00 $17.99
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Item No. 95922
  • WS90
  • WE90
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Deep purple color. Fruit driven wine with appealing red & black cherries flavors, black plums, hint of mint & cedar. On the palate it has a nice tannic texture that is full & round. Notes of vanilla & tobacco coming from French oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Concentrated and focused, with alluring cedar and roasted vanilla notes weaving through the dark currant and plum fruit, followed by a nicely structured finish. More like Cabernet than Malbec. Rock-solid. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2010. 10,000 cases imported."
90 Points

"For a sense of class, elevation and style that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, this blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon is very much worth a go. It’s versatile and stocky, but it’s no fruit-only lug. That said, expect saturated berry flavors, herbal hints, baked notes and firm tannins. Masculine but approachable. Drink now through 2011."
90 Points

"Bright ruby-red. Complex nose offers currant, graphite, tobacco, licorice, cedar and fresh herbs. Ripe, juicy and suave, with lovely density to the supple flavors of currant, graphite and dark chocolate. At once velvety and energetic, with a peppery nuance perking up the dark fruit flavors. The firm finish features sweet tannins. I find more thorough ripeness here than in the 2006 version, making this a stunning value in claret-like Argentine wine. Caro is a joint venture of Lafite-Rothschild and Nicolas Catena."
90 Points

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Michael Sullivan - Santa Monica, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
The 2006 is a little better but this is still a great wine. Smooth and yet not simple.
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PurchaseReceipts - Lutherville Timonium, MD (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Fabulous blend and well worth the money. 2006 was exceptional, 07 very very good.
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Learn About CARO Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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