Made from 100% hand-selected Cabernet Sauvignon from the best parcels of the estate. The grapes are carefully chosen and fermented in small lots to preserve the vineyard identity.
A ripe, fleshy style, with blackberry and fig sauce notes laced with bittersweet ganache. Powerful and layered, with classic Cabernet aromatics. Dark and ripe, with a nice loamy edge lurking on the finish.
"Made from 100% hand-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon, two-thirds of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve spent 12 months in French oak and one-third in concrete. It is a classic Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon from alluvial soils. Maipe owns significant acreage in two main vineyards, Agrelo and Alta Mira. Classic notes of creme de cassis, cedarwood and vanillin are accompanied by a wine with a beautiful, full-bodied texture, deep, rich, concentrated flavors and a long finish. For $15.00, it is impossible to find a Cabernet Sauvignon this good from anywhere else in the world. "
The Wine Advocate
Big & Bold
Excellent Cab. Great bouquet and underlaying fruit. Solid, well structured. Long finish with high tannis but never out of control. Tobacco and blackberry aromas. Old world style. Slightly underdeveloped, should become better as it opens up further in 2 or 3 years. A grown-ups only Cab for a ridiculously low price.
Smooth & Supple
It was a good wine, but I prefer the Reserve Old Vine Bonarde from Maipe.
Not tasted. Only one star because the entire order was frozen during delivery pushing the corks out for several bottles. The order was returned and the replacement shipment is scheduled for March (warmer weather).