Durigutti 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Clasico
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
- Brothers Héctor and Pablo Durigutti are two of Argentina’s most sought after consulting ecologists.
- Hector first became known for his work alongside Alberto Antonini as one of the co-founders of Altos Las Hormigas, the forward thinking project that placed Argentine Malbec on the international map in the late nineties.
- Pablo comes with his own star studded resume which includes a stint at Catena and connections with more old-vine landowners than anyone else in the region.
ABOUT THE WINE
- This wine is the result of combined styles of two Argentine winemakers, Hector and Pablo Durigutti. The treatment of this wine was minimal in order to preserve the natural intensity of the fruit.
Vintage: 2018 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: 40% La Consulta, San Carlos, Valle de Uco; 40% Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, and 20% Tupungato
Elaboration: Vineyards date from 1943, with 7,200 plants per hectare. Vine training system: Double guyot. Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Pablo and Hector Durigutti
This Cabernet Sauvignon has a lively aroma of blackberry and cedar. On the palate, this wine is well-balanced with medium-bodied tannins and a clean finish. A well-made Argentine Cabernet.
Production: 2,500 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: 5.56 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.75 g/l | pH: 3.62
PRESS & POINTS
2018 – 94 Points, James Suckling
2015 – 91 Points, Wine & Spirits
2013 – 89 Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2010 – 90 Points, “Best Buy”, “Exceptional” – Beverage Tasting Institute
2009 – 90 Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“This does a wonderful balancing act between concentration and freshness from the outset on the nose. Black cherries, dark plums and blackberries all intermingle with fresh herbs, minerals and spices. The palate is so finely cut with well integrated threads of blue fruit, interlaced between sturdy tannins. Medium on the finish.” – James Suckling
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