85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Malbec from Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary, Mendoza, Argentina. Made from organically grown grapes. The wine spends 10 months in 100% French oak and 4 months in bottle before release.
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From the bottle:
“Domaine Bousquet, family of Winemaking, decided to settle in the Mendoza region because of the many unique characteristics that this region offers. Domaine Bousquet combines the knowhow of a European wine making with the exceptional climate and terroir of Argentina.
The vineyard is located in the Andean foothills at 1200 meters above sea level. The temperature amplitude creates a harvest of fully ripened grapes with excellent acidity. The grapes are hand picked and the vineyard is certified organic. This wine is elegant and modern in style with lots of mineral, lovely red currant, blackberry, plum and cassis flavors. With silky tannins and bright acidity this wine is refreshing through a long and pleasant finish, ideal with pasta dishes, red meats, and meat sauces.
The 2012 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a very pleasant aroma of black cherry, plum, cola and a little vanilla. The wine tastes quite good although there’s a bit of a green herbal note coming through if that’s not your thing. You’ll also find plenty of savory dark fruit like blackberry and black cherry plus a little spice, touches of vanilla and other notes from the oak. Nice mineral notes lead into the dry, very long finish which also features a bit of tobacco.
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