Finca Decero Amano 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from Argentina, South America
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
2009 is commonly regarded in Agrelo as the vintage of the decade. Malbec exhibits violet aromas and deep dark fruit, the Cabernet of 2009 showed particularly great finesse while Petit Verdot and Tannat have particular richness from 2009. Heightened aromas of violets and dark fruit flavors of the Malbec contrast with the elegant backbone of the Cabernet whilst the higher percentage of jasmine perfumed Petit Verdot and robust Tannat bring great depth and textural complexity to this wine.
"The 2009 Amano - Remolinos Vineyard is a blend of 60% Malbec, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Tannat aged entirely in new French oak for 20 months. It offers a very ripe, voluminous bouquet of mulberry, blackberry and melted tar with subtle undergrowth aromas. The palate is very well-balanced with juicy ripe red berry fruit laced with white pepper, orange rind and a touch of marmalade. It builds nicely to a ravishing yet fresh finish that has great persistency. If you are wondering, then the answer is -yes-: the 2009 Amano justifies the price tag."
The Wine Advocate
"A lovely blend of 60% Malbec, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Tannat, this is strong, with aromas of coconut, cola, chocolate and pure berry. It’s a powerful wine, with a flavorful core of black fruit accented by coffee and burnt toast."
"Bright, deep ruby. Cassis, minerals, mocha and milk chocolate on the nose, plus a whiff of exotic coconut. Suave and silky in the mouth, with lush, sweet flavors of cassis, menthol, fresh herbs and fruity dark chocolate. An impressively pliant blend, finishing broad and long, with nicely refined tannins coating the palate. Very well made, but I'd give it a year or two in the cellar before pulling the cork."
International Wine Cellar
"A ripe yet fresh red, with juicy dark cherry, plum and wild berry notes giving way to light violet, spice and graphite hints along the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Tannat. "
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