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Pulenta Estate Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina, 2014
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Malbec may have won over the international consumer, and rightly so, thanks to its smooth, easy to drink qualities, but as someone more eloquent than me wrote Cabernet will always be the queen grape and the mother of the great wines of history. [That someone is Hugo Sabogal - Decanter Magazine]

From the La Zulema estate vineayards, planted in 1992. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A Manual harvest and selection, before fermentation in stainless steel, concrete pools and French oak barrique. Aged for twelve months in French oak, 50% new and 50% second use. Production of just 2.000 cases

The 2014 Estate Cabernet; farmed organically the vines are irrigated by the melted water from the Andes Mountains and produce a wine dark in colour, with delicate notes of tobacco and smoke. Aged in 50% new French oak and 50% second fill, its tannins are soft and velvety, you will find you can drink this wine without exhausting your palate and I leave you once again with Hugo Sabogal It has the power of seduction. Very Argentinian.

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It is becoming increasingly clear that the new wave of Argentine wines hitting our shelves will see Cabernet Sauvignon making great inroads into the dominance that is Malbec. The red grape that has become synonymous with Argentina. However for those of you have read this far, we ask you to stop and consider Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon. And we warn you, they cannot be ignored.

If like us you believe a wine is the expression of the vine, through the soil via the hands of the winemaker, then to make truly great wine you need all three components to work in harmony. For the later, these wines are from the hands of Paul Hobbs, twice named most influential winemaker, who reached critical acclaim for his eponymous Napa Valley Cabernet. For the former the vines are planted high in the Andes, the highest at just under 6,000 Metres above sea level. At this altitude the wine lacks the dry, green characteristics and is replaced with a depth of flavour that I have only experienced in high end Bordeaux.

Malbec may have won over the international consumer, and rightly so, thanks to its smooth, easy to drink qualities, but as someone more eloquent than me wrote Cabernet will always be the queen grape and the mother of the great wines of history. [That someone is Hugo Sabogal - Decanter Magazine]

So this Bank Holiday, we have two greats from the guiding hand of Paul Hobbs. The classic and the original La Flor, 2016 Malbec - a rich and lively wine with an emphasis on bright fruit, bottled earlier and with a softer tannin structure for earlier enjoyment versus the 2014 Estate Cabernet; farmed organically the vines are irrigated by the melted water from the Andes Mountains and produce a wine dark in colour, with delicate notes of tobacco and smoke. Aged in 50% new French oak and 50% second fill, its tannins are soft and velvety, you will find you can drink this wine without exhausting your palate.

We leave you once again with Hugo Sabogal It has the power of seduction. Very Argentinian.



Wine features
  • 0.75l volume
  • 14.5% ABV
  • Drink by 2022
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