WE 93 WA 92 WS 91 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - "Toasty, minty and true to form, this Malbec-Cabernet blend is heady stuff, with hard tannins and plenty of ripeness. Blackberry, coffee, chocolate and herbal flavors are aggressive yet harmonious, while the finish is black and muscular in nature. With such tough tannins, this needs time to settle; best after 2017." Cellar Selection!
Wine Spectator - "This ripe, structured red mixes notes of dark cassis, plum puree, licorice and maduro tobacco. Tight now, but should open in a year or two. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2015 through 2020."
Wine Advocate - "The 2009 Cheval des Andes is a blend produced with grapes grown in Las Compuertas, in Lujan de Cuyo, from vineyards planted in 1929. It is a big, ripe blend of 59% Malbec, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot which is very deep purple-colored, with a bright rim and an opaque center. The nose is completely closed and ungiving, so you need to exercise your wrist and swirl your glass around energetically and you’ll get rewarded with subtle and complex notes of forest floor, leather, cigar box, and cured meat, but especially shiny, perfectly ripe black fruit aromas. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with velvety tannins, superb integration of the oak and focused flavors of cassis, blueberries, soil and faint violets. Great in a slightly international style, a little ripe. A big, ripe Argentine Cheval. Drink 2015-2022."
Tasting Notes - "An aromatically fresh and refined wine, with outstanding notes of black cherries and blackcurrant. Then, notes of wild blackberry jelly, with subtle menthol and spicy tones such as the bay leaf appear. Complexity and elegance with subtle notes of cinnamon arise due to its aging in oak barrel.Vibrant and precise Delicate and silky tannins balanced by a seductive acidity are combined with elegant notes of red fruits and tobacco." 14.5% ABV.