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2017 Vina Cobos Cocodrilo
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- Cellar Drink Now - 8 years (2019-2027)
- ABV 14.6%
- Closure: Cork
‘The Steve Jobs of Wine’ is how Forbes magazine coined famed Napa winemaker Paul Hobbs. Vina Cobos is his Argentinian project where he fashions new world style styles of wine. Over recent years the flamboyance of the wines has been toned down a few notches to provide the wines with a touch more freshness and polish. The outstanding 2017 Mendoza vintage producing one of the best Cocodrilo’s yet.
A gorgeous Cabernet blend that counterpoints a Californian like richness and opulence with the polish of a top flight Bordeaux.
A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot with the fruit sourced from the Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco appellations. Maturation took place in a mixture of American (11% new) and French oak (6% new). Impenetrable pitch black core showing fabulous colour density with a dark red black hue. Sent soaring from the glass are ripe blackcurrant, liquorice and subtle dark chocolate aromatics which morph into vanillin cedar, tobacco and spice notes. Rich and bold the palate is layered with intense flavours of blackcurrant, ripe black cherry and liquorice fruit that have an opulent feel. Elements of dark chocolate, vanillin cedar, subtle earthy tobacco characters, dried herbs and spice then all chime in on the powerful finish. Velvety yet structural tannins. Magnificent concentration and depth concluding with a very long aftertaste that’s stuffed with rich, opulent fruit.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.