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Andeluna - Pasionado Cabernet Franc 2015

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Maker: Manuel González
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol Percentage: 15.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2009) WS: 88 (2008) WE: 88 (2008)

Wine tasting notes

A combination of aromas reminiscent of anise, ripe red fruits, and spices, with hints of chocolate and tobacco acquired during the time spent in French oak barrels. A structured, full bodied wine, with rounded tannins which result in a persistent finish.

Winery Information

Andeluna

Andeluna was founded in 2003 by the late Ward Lay whose family had interests in many industries and companies including Frito-Lay and Pepsico. The winery and vineyards cover 70 hectares in the beautiful Uco Valley near Tupungato, one of the best sub-regions of Mendoza. By night you can often see the moon illuminating the magnificent Andes Mountains nearby and the winery has been named after this stunning scene. At an altitude of 1,300 metres these vineyards produce some of the best fruit in.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2009)88 pts

Luis Gutierrez The 2009 Pasionado Cabernet Franc nose has a strong herbaceous strike with notes of asparagus and currant leaf intermixed with ripe red and black fruit and a pinch of allspice. The medium to full-bodied palate shows plenty of tannins, good acidity and persistent flavors, sustained by its powerful alcohol. A big, powerful, leafy Cabernet Franc, slightly too green for me. Drink now-2017.

Wine Spectator (2008)88 pts

Mar 2013 by Stephen Tanzer - Medium red. Dark berries and licorice on the nose, plus a rather intrusive green pepper note. Then densely packed and sweet in the mouth, with a more subtle pepper element adding complexity to the black fruit and fresh herb flavors. This idiosyncratic yet suavely made wine needs time in bottle to come into harmony, but its juicy finishing lift suggests it will reward patience.

Wine Enthusiast (2008)88 pts

Tomato, red bell pepper, plum and currant aromas have a slightly sharp, varietal-related minty, green angle. This feels round and creamy on the tongue, with good acidity propping up flavors of baked berries, spice, chocolate, raw oak and vanilla. A medium-length finish with baking spice flavors confirms the wine?s power.