We have long been fans of the very impressive wines from the Lafite Rothschild family made in collaboration with the Catena family in Argentina - the name CARO comes from the two families - CAtena and ROthschild. This wine may well represent their best release to date. 2012 CARO, Barons de Rothschild/Catena, Mendoza "Incredible aromas of spice, cedar, walnut and dark berry.
From a standing start, barely four years ago, when nobody had heard of Malbec (indeed, the Argentineans were busy pulling it up in favour of sexier varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon), Malbec is now completely and totally ‘in’.
Over the last few days we have been delighted to read some glowing reviews for a couple of our favourite wines:
Selected by Victoria Moore for her 2012 Christmas wine list, we’ve only 7 cases left of this very drinkable yet pleasingly priced claret worth snapping up.
It's been bitterly cold recently and so very much still a hearty red time of the year for which Pascal's Cuvée Cèdre Héritage Malbec is an ideal winter warming fireside partner. Made by the maverick team at Chateau du Cedre - this is made from grapes they buy in rather than grow themselves - 90% Malbec (also known as Cot or Auxerrois) and 10% Merlot.