Andeluna Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Light, clear ruby with brick hues.
Fresh and forward with blackcurrants, green peppers, oaky characters of caramel, sawdust and wood shavings. Underlying crisp minerality of damp river-stones.
Fairly light-bodied. Warm impression (14.5% alcohol) with spicy blackcurrant jams, black pepper, and cinnamon. Suggestions of liquorice, mocha, and a green bell pepper acidity, with mildly aggressive wood tannins.
Perhaps slightly over-oaked (12 months French oak, first use), and a shade too hot on the finish, but otherwise excellent. There is undeniably a lot of wine in every glass. A year or two for the tannins to soften and the oak to integrate a little more into the abundant fruit, and this could lift up a notch or two yet. Great value.