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Roberto de la Mota is one of Argentina's most respected and admired winemakers. His long career in wine began when he was just 19, working with his renowned father Raul, who made wine at Bodega Weinert for 20 years (at the time Robert Parker declared that Weinert was making 'the most profound red wine in South America'). After studying Viticulture and Winemaking at the University of Montpellier Roberto made wine at Moet + Chandon's Terrazas de los Andes, then created Cheval des Andes with...
- 93 Points -
The Mendel Cabernet comes from an alluvial vineyard close to the Mendoza River. This is a little riper than the 2013, but has a similar tannin structure, plenty of Cabernet backbone and cassis notes, supporting acidity and very good palate length. Another Mendel wine that is made to age.See detailed press review
- 17+/20 -
Intense sweet cassis fruit, again expressive and very pure. But then darker and more savoury on the palate with a black olive quality. Spicy, firm and peppery. Chewy and firm and rich on the palate but still very fresh. Compact and packed with Cabernet Sauvignon flavour but held in check buy the long savoury finish.See detailed press review