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CARO, from CAtena and ROthschild, has a strong Argentine identity, heralded by Malbec, while obtaining further elegance and complexity through blending with Cabernet Sauvignon. The combination has made a rich and refined wine; a harmonious balance between the Argentine and Bordeaux styles. About 70 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 30 per cent Malbec. Aged in barrel for 18 months - 60% of which are new. Winemaker's notes (Oct 2014)
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(a 60/40 blend of malbec and cabernet sauvignon; 15% alcohol): Saturated dark ruby to the rim. Blackberry, licorice, graphite, violet pastille and a strong oak component on the nose and palate. Primary and penetrating, dense and rich, with some oak yet to be absorbed. Finishes long and firm, with a note of bitter chocolate. This will need patience and may well merit a higher score with several years of bottle aging. Rating: 90+ Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Mar 2013)
The 2010 Caro is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon from Agrelo, Gualtallary and Altamira and is raised in French oak barrels (75% new). It has a very elegant bouquet of dark cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit that marry with oak stylishly. There are touches of sandalwood and game that lie underneath and these should develop in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins. It is beautifully balanced and pure, with blackberry, graphite, and cedar wood and briar. It glides across the palate towards a very focused, precise finish. Excellent. Drink 2014-2025. Drinking range: 2014 - 2025 Rating: 92 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Oct 2012)
The name CARO is simply explained - it is the first two letters from the surnames of the two prestigious wine families who have come together to create this brilliant project CAtena & ROthschild.
The idea of forming a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family was born in 1999. Initial enthusiasm quickly became a concrete plan to produce a single wine that would combine French and Argentine cultures and the two signature grapes of each producer, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Catena family has produced wine for four generations. Consequently, it was able to draw on its vast knowledge of the high altitude terroirs of the Mendoza region as well as its passion for Malbec to find the best vineyards. DBR (Lafite) contributed its centuries-old skills in growing, vinifying and ageing great Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as its know-how in blending different grape varieties to produce one wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Exchanges and selection work began in 1999 to produce CARO’s first vintage in 2000. The success of the early vintages resulted in the creation of another wine in 2003: AMANCAYA which, like its older brother, is based on a harmonious balance between Argentinian identity and Bordeaux style. Bodegas CARO then decided to celebrate the grape variety for which Argentina’s vineyards are famous by selecting a pure Malbec, ARUMA, starting with the 2010 vintage. This is South American wine in a revolutionary style that is altogether more appetising than the norm.
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