Crios Red Blend

Mendoza

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby color. Intense and complex nose where the typical aromas of each variety are nicely combined to show their best expression: blackberries coming from Malbec, freshly crushed cherries from the Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe black fruits from the Tannat, bell pepper from the Cabernet Franc, and truffles from Merlot.

BBQ chicken, grilled sausage, smoked cheeses.

Max. temp. 28º-30ºC. 15-20 days maceration. Aged for 8 months in French oak, 20% new and 80% second-use.

Blend is 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Tannat. Alcohol 14%; acidity 5.3 g/L.

Grapes grown in the Uco Valley at an average elevation of 1,050 m.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby color with bluish hues. Intense and complex nose where the typical aromas of each variety are nicely combined to show their best expression: black plums coming from Malbec, fresh cherries and black currant from Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe black fruits from Tannat, and spicy notes from Petit Verdot. Finishes with smooth tannins and good length.

BBQ chicken, grilled sausage, smoked cheeses.

Max. temp. 28º-30ºC. 15-20 days maceration. Aged for 8 months in French oak, 20% new and 80% second-use.

Blend is 60% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, and 10% Tannat. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.5 g/L.

Grapes grown in the Uco Valley, at an average elevation of 1,050 m.

91

points

2015 Crios Red Blend
James Suckling, May 2016

"Delicious young wine with light spice, walnut and chocolate character. Hints of ripe fruit. Medium body, fine tannins, and a clean finish. Mostly malbec with some cabernet, tannat, and petit verdot. New wave Argentine wine"

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2014 Crios Red Blend
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, February 2015

"Bright ruby-red. Blackberry and spice aromas are lifted by an herbal note. A step up in intensity from the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec bottlings, showing a lovely sugar/acid balance to its flavors of dark berries and bitter chocolate. Classy, dry and energetic; there's nothing overdone about this wine. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins."

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90

points

2014 Crios Red Blend
James Suckling, June 2015

"A very balanced and delicious red wine with blueberry and light spice. Linear and bright. Outstanding fruit and tannin tension. Screw cap. Drink now."

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2014 Crios Red Blend
Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, August 2015

"The 2014 Crios Red Blend is produced with 60% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and some 10% Tannat, a formula that changes according to the vintage. This was produced as a limited edition at first, but it's now a permanent part of the portfolio produced every year. As with all the red Crios, most of the grapes are sourced from the Uco Valley with some 25% from Agrelo. There is ripe black fruit, spices and a hint of smoke, very clean, with no traces of oak. The palate is soft and elegant, a wine of impeccable balance and high drinkability. They want to offer a blend in a price range where you don't find many blends with this quality and complexity. They define it as layered, juicy and smooth and that's what you find in the bottle. It is a very tasty, quite intense and long red. This is a bargain for the quality it delivers. 120,000 bottles produced."

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