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Cheval des Andes 2015

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CWA

RP

WS

JS98

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $99.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points | JS
“Very perfumed aromas of crushed berries such as raspberries. Plenty of flowers and sandalwood, too. Full body, very fine tannins and focus with a lovely, ethereal sensibility, which gives it balance and freshness. I love the energy and precision. It's all about subtlety. This is a masterpiece in harmony. Drink in 2020 and onwards." - James Suckling (3/18)

Background
Argentina Pushes the Limits! 
“The 5-man JamesSuckling.com team recently tasted the powerful yet very polished 2015 Cheval des Andes at the estate in Mendoza and rated it 98 points. The night was falling in Argentina’s main wine-producing region, and the dark violet-blue silhouette of the Andes was still visible through the glass walls of the visitor’s center. Overseeing the Cheval des Andes project for the owners of LVMH, Pierre Lurton is head of the famous Chateau Cheval Blanc of St.-Emilion in Bordeaux, and it was him who poured us the 2007 Cheval des Andes from Magnum. Although the wine was still alive after the great 2015 and there is a row of extremely promising cask samples from the 2017 harvest, the contrast said everything about how far Pierre Lurton and his team have come in making balanced reds, as well as the progress that the Argentine wine industry has achieved in the last five or six years. The dinner at Cheval des Andes certainly underlined this message as we all found ourselves searching for what remained of the winery’s newest release — the  2015 vintage — as a respite from the old-school 2007. In many cases, the current releases on the market are indeed the best wines from Argentine wineries. So, try a few and understand the excitement.” - James Suckling (3/18)
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points | JS
“Very perfumed aromas of crushed berries such as raspberries. Plenty of flowers and sandalwood, too. Full body, very fine tannins and focus with a lovely, ethereal sensibility, which gives it balance and freshness. I love the energy and precision. It's all about subtlety. This is a masterpiece in harmony. Drink in 2020 and onwards." - James Suckling (3/18)

Background
Argentina Pushes the Limits! 
“The 5-man JamesSuckling.com team recently tasted the powerful yet very polished 2015 Cheval des Andes at the estate in Mendoza and rated it 98 points. The night was falling in Argentina’s main wine-producing region, and the dark violet-blue silhouette of the Andes was still visible through the glass walls of the visitor’s center. Overseeing the Cheval des Andes project for the owners of LVMH, Pierre Lurton is head of the famous Chateau Cheval Blanc of St.-Emilion in Bordeaux, and it was him who poured us the 2007 Cheval des Andes from Magnum. Although the wine was still alive after the great 2015 and there is a row of extremely promising cask samples from the 2017 harvest, the contrast said everything about how far Pierre Lurton and his team have come in making balanced reds, as well as the progress that the Argentine wine industry has achieved in the last five or six years. The dinner at Cheval des Andes certainly underlined this message as we all found ourselves searching for what remained of the winery’s newest release — the  2015 vintage — as a respite from the old-school 2007. In many cases, the current releases on the market are indeed the best wines from Argentine wineries. So, try a few and understand the excitement.” - James Suckling (3/18)



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Cheval des Andes

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Argentina