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Argentina, Uco Valley

Finca Don Carlos

Calathus Gran Corte 2015

Calathus Gran Corte 2015 from Finca Don Carlos

Tasting Notes

March 2018 - Less than 420 cases were produced of the 2015 Calathus Gran Corte, which is a blend of 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot that was aged for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd year oak. This is beautifully poised showcasing vibrant red and darker red fruit with the oak regimen giving nice textural support without detracting from the vibrant fruit base. The wood spice adds a touch of smokiness and is well integrated with wet herbs and a kiss of licorice richness flowing into lifted red and darker red fruits of cherry and plum on the nose. Medium fuller to fuller body the palate is supple and seamless with sweet darker cherry and plum flavors that are juicy and nuanced with a touch of spice. The tannins are finer grained, almost powdery and nicely integrated saying you can start to enjoy now and enjoy over the next 3 plus years. This had good depth and balance leading to an impressive conclusion.

Food Accompaniments

Grilled lamb, beef, pork


Winemaker Notes

Aging:
11 months in 225-liter, first- to third-use French oak barrels; 9 months bottled under controlled light, humidity and temperature in the cellar.

Tasting Note:
A wine that exhibits the presence of all three grape varieties with well defined, distinct virtues and characteristics. Our main achievement was finding the perfect proportions of varietals to accent the virtues of each. Our flagship varietal, Malbec, dominates with 85%, contributing ripe red fruit, plums and velvety tannins, followed by 10% Cabernet Franc, contributing complexity, spices and young tannins, and 5% Petit Verdot, contributing black fruit, blackberries, coconut and sweet tannins



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.6% alcohol by volume

$19.99

13318

Red Blend


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