Cheval des Andes 2019

Cheval des Andes 2019

Argentinien, Mendoza
Sonderpreis109,00 €* Normalpreis119,00 €
Argentinien
Mendoza
Rotwein
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Cheval des Andes 2019

Cheval des Andes

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon

Bei diesem argentinischen Rotwein-Wunder bleibt nicht nur uns der Mund weit offen stehen, sondern auch den Kritikern dieser Welt. Der ‚Cheval des Andes‘ in der 2019er-Edition hat sensationelle 99 Punkte von Tim Atkin und 98 Parker-Punkte auf dem Konto – noch Fragen?

Sonderpreis109,00 €* Normalpreis119,00 €

Awards

99
Wine in Black

Wine in Black

Es gibt eigentlich nicht mehr zu sagen als „Wow“: Einfach unglaublich, was die Truppen von Château Cheval Blanc und Terrazas de los Andes im Rahmen ihrer Kooperation in Argentinien auf die Beine stellen. So schmeckt Weltklasse!

99
Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin

The 2019 Cheval des Andes had a more reductive vinification and élevage, making the wine a bit shy and in need of time to open up, as one of their objectives was to make it more age-worthy. Another objective is to get to a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, which they achieved in this vintage for the first time, going back to the initial character of the wine that was the idea of Argentinean winemaker Roberto de la Mota; so, they are closing the circle and going back to the initial idea, with more implication from the Cheval Blanc team. This is the first vintage fully under the charge of the new French winemaker, Gerald Gabillet, who fermented by plot, isolating some specific parts of the vineyard, like the borders where you tend to get higher yields because of the irrigation. It matured in 225- and 400-liter oak barrels and in oak vats. They used more barrels and vats from Stockinger, which they like and rotate; the wine spends an average of 13 to 14 months in oak, but some lots get 11 months and others get 16. 2019 was a mild vintage, cooler than 2017 and warmer than 2018, with rain at the right time, which helped to avoid hydric stress, and without extremes (which they had in 2020 with three weeks of extreme heat). The wine is young and tender and a bit oaky, which Gerald attributed to the reductiveness; it's ripe without excess, with around 14.2% alcohol, mellow acidity and velvety tannins.

98
Robert Parker

Robert Parker

The 2019 Cheval des Andes had a more reductive vinification and élevage, making the wine a bit shy and in need of time to open up, as one of their objectives was to make it more age-worthy. Another objective is to get to a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, which they achieved in this vintage for the first time, going back to the initial character of the wine that was the idea of Argentinean winemaker Roberto de la Mota; so, they are closing the circle and going back to the initial idea, with more implication from the Cheval Blanc team. This is the first vintage fully under the charge of the new French winemaker, Gerald Gabillet, who fermented by plot, isolating some specific parts of the vineyard, like the borders where you tend to get higher yields because of the irrigation. It matured in 225- and 400-liter oak barrels and in oak vats. They used more barrels and vats from Stockinger, which they like and rotate; the wine spends an average of 13 to 14 months in oak, but some lots get 11 months and others get 16. 2019 was a mild vintage, cooler than 2017 and warmer than 2018, with rain at the right time, which helped to avoid hydric stress, and without extremes (which they had in 2020 with three weeks of extreme heat). The wine is young and tender and a bit oaky, which Gerald attributed to the reductiveness; it's ripe without excess, with around 14.2% alcohol, mellow acidity and velvety tannins. There's more Cabernet here, so the aromatic expression can be something between 2017 and 2018, but Cabernet marks the palate a lot and makes the wine more age-worthy, as it provides the structure and length that the Malbec lacks.

97
James Suckling

James Suckling

A refined but spicy Cheval, showing charcoal, blueberries, wild herbs, lavender and hints of bacon and cedar. Medium to full body with extremely fine tannins that get dialed into the fruit with violet, spices and sweet blue fruit at the end. Long and subtle.

Tasting Notes

In dunklem Violett schimmert der Wein im Glas und begeistert auf den ersten Blick. Bei den Primäraromen sind dunkle Früchte wie schwarze Johannisbeere und Brombeere mit einem Hauch Minze wahrzunehmen. Der zweite Aromenanflug beinhaltet Kaffee und dunkle Schokolade. Perfekt ausbalancierte Tannine sorgen für einen finessenreichen Charakter. Ein Inbegriff von Balance: seidig und aromatisch, würzig und voluminös. Ein ganz großer Wein, der noch mindestens 20 Jahre im Keller auf sich nehmen kann.

Vinifikation

Die Cuvée besteht zu gleichen Teilen aus Cabernet Sauvignon und Malbec. Der Wein reifte in 225- und 400-Liter-Eichenfässern und in Eichenholzbottichen. Er verbringt durchschnittlich 13 bis 14 Monate in Eichenfässern, jedoch reifen einige Partien elf Monate, andere 16 Monate lang. 2019 war ein milder Jahrgang, kühler als 2017 und wärmer als 2018, mit Regen zur richtigen Zeit, was dazu beigetragen hat, Wasserstress zu vermeiden und ohne Extreme durch die Monate zu kommen.

Fact Sheet

Artikelnummer 151496
Weintyp Rotwein
Rebsorte(n) Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Land Argentinien
Region Mendoza
Jahrgang 2019
Geschmack trocken
Nettofüllmenge (L) 0,75 L
Alkoholgehalt (%) 14,00 % vol
Restsäure (g) 4,80 g/l
Restsüße (g) 1,80 g/l
Gesetzliche Angaben enthält Sulfite
Produzent Cheval des Andes
Adresse Abfüller: Cheval des Andes, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza Province, AR

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