Amancaya is a monster. BIG RED lovers are going to eat this up. Lord knows all the expert reviewers did. 3 different folks gave this wine at least 91 points with James Suckling coming in as high as 94 points and choosing this beauty for his Top 100 values of 2021.
Master of Wine, Tim Atkin echoed the enthusiasm with a rave 92-point review and the designation of ‘Top Wines of Argentina’ (he gave Caro’s flagship wine a 98 and named it one of his top 4 wines of the year…from anywhere).
The Aruma Malbec is a 100% Malbec production. This one is a more intricate blend, taking that same Malbec, but also blending in 30% Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged in both Lafite Rothschild barrels and cement vats. With the Malbec harvested at 4000+ feet and the Cabernet pulled from 3100 above sea level, the fruit is pristine, high-toned and incredibly energetic. Then once it’s put into the hands of this iconic winemaking team– it’s all bets off for any competitors.
94 Points, James Suckling
This shows blackberry, tobacco, coffee and iodine aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Polished, yet happily dense with creamy tannins and a long, savory finish. So drinkable now, but will improve with age. 70% malbec 30% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.
92 Points, Tim Atkin, MW
Deep ruby color. Intense aromas of white flowers, red cherries and figs. Juicy and complex with hints of cloves and other spices. This well-balanced wine is an elegant expression of the blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
91 Pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2018 Amancaya, a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, aims to combine the fruit and freshness of Malbec with the power and complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon. It was partly matured in oak barrels and keeps a fruit-driven and ripe profile with a soft palate with very fine tannins.”