The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.

Argentine wine question

Moderators: Jenise, Robin Garr, David M. Bueker

no avatar
User

Jim Grow

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

642

Joined

Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:31 pm

Location

Rockbridge Ohio

Argentine wine question

by Jim Grow » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:10 pm

I recently bought a single bottle of Cuvelier Los Andes 2006 for what I thought was a good price of $21. Is this a wine to cellar for 5-10 more years or is it approachable sooner. Having only one bottle I would rather lay it down than open it wAY to soon.
no avatar
User

Carl Eppig

Rank

Our Maine man

Posts

4041

Joined

Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:38 pm

Location

Middleton, NH, USA

Re: Argentine wine question

by Carl Eppig » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:15 pm

Which one did you buy?
no avatar
User

Jim Grow

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

642

Joined

Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:31 pm

Location

Rockbridge Ohio

Re: Argentine wine question

by Jim Grow » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:03 pm

The Grand Vin which is 70% Malbec,10% Merlot,10% Cabernet and 10% Syrah. abv of 15%
User avatar
User

David M. Bueker

Rank

Riesling Guru

Posts

22383

Joined

Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm

Location

Connecticut

Re: Argentine wine question

by David M. Bueker » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:18 pm

It is the rare Argentine Malbec that truly needs age.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
no avatar
User

Tom Troiano

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

1328

Joined

Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:22 pm

Location

Massachusetts

Re: Argentine wine question

by Tom Troiano » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:48 am

FWIW I agree with David and since it already had some age I'd go for it over the next 3-6 months.
Tom T.
no avatar
User

Tom Troiano

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

1328

Joined

Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:22 pm

Location

Massachusetts

Re: Argentine wine question

by Tom Troiano » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:54 am

If this is the wine then you may want to ignore my previous post and cellar a bit.

Cuvelier Los Andes Grand Malbec 2006
The Wine Advocate 95 points: "The deep purple-colored 2006 Grand Malbec has a stunning aromatic display of pain grille, mineral, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry. Large-scaled yet elegant on the palate, it has gobs of succulent black fruits, serious depth and concentration, and enough stuffing to unfold for another 5-7 years. This lengthy, powerful effort's drinking window should be open from 2014 to 2036." Dec 2008
Tom T.
User avatar
User

David M. Bueker

Rank

Riesling Guru

Posts

22383

Joined

Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm

Location

Connecticut

Re: Argentine wine question

by David M. Bueker » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:58 am

Oh no! Pain grille!!
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
no avatar
User

Sam Platt

Rank

I am Sam, Sam I am

Posts

2333

Joined

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:22 pm

Location

Indiana, USA

Re: Argentine wine question

by Sam Platt » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:52 am

I'll bite - what is "pain grille"?
Sam

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are a small
matter compared to what lies within us" -Emerson
User avatar
User

Dale Williams

Rank

Compassionate Connoisseur

Posts

7978

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:32 pm

Location

Dobbs Ferry, NY (NYC metro)

Re: Argentine wine question

by Dale Williams » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:53 am

Different wine. I think the Grand Malbec is the top wine, the Grand Vin the midtier.
I have one cellared bottle of Argentine Malbec, a 2003 Achaval Ferrer single vineyard that is in a box at a bottom of a pile, and which I plan on digging out soon.
My general feeling re Malbec AND re Rolland wines is that drinking young with a steak is preferable to taking chances on aging.

Sam, toasted bread.
no avatar
User

Sam Platt

Rank

I am Sam, Sam I am

Posts

2333

Joined

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:22 pm

Location

Indiana, USA

Re: Argentine wine question

by Sam Platt » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:09 pm

Thanks Dale. I would try to work in "pain grille" at the next wine tasting I attend, but I don't want to get punched in the face. :)
Sam

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are a small
matter compared to what lies within us" -Emerson
no avatar
User

Redwinger

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

3963

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:36 pm

Location

Way Down South In Indiana, USA

Re: Argentine wine question

by Redwinger » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:17 pm

Sam-
Pain grille ain't just for breakfast anymore.
Smile, it gives your face something to do!
no avatar
User

Tom Troiano

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

1328

Joined

Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:22 pm

Location

Massachusetts

Re: Argentine wine question

by Tom Troiano » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:25 pm

Sam Platt wrote:I'll bite - what is "pain grille"?


Literally it translates to "toast". I can't speak to Mr. Parker's intepretation.
Tom T.
User avatar
User

David M. Bueker

Rank

Riesling Guru

Posts

22383

Joined

Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm

Location

Connecticut

Re: Argentine wine question

by David M. Bueker » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:40 pm

Tom Troiano wrote:
Sam Platt wrote:I'll bite - what is "pain grille"?


Literally it translates to "toast". I can't speak to Mr. Parker's intepretation.


Expensive toast.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
no avatar
User

Carl Eppig

Rank

Our Maine man

Posts

4041

Joined

Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:38 pm

Location

Middleton, NH, USA

Re: Argentine wine question

by Carl Eppig » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:46 pm

I think the wine he's describing is their Coleccion Red Blend Mendoza and not the varietal Malbec.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign