Thursday, 18 October 2007

TN : Cadus Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Single Vineyard, Bodegas Nieto Senetiner, Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was sourced from the Agrelo vineyard in the region of Lujan de Cuyor in Mendoza. The age of the vineyard is 32 years. The production is 50 quintals per hectare. "Cadus" comes from the latin word meaning barrel.

The Bodega was founded in 1888.

The wine received 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, 88 points from Wine & Spirits, and 89 points from Wine Spectator.

This was imported by Monowine Sweden AB (though strangely no mention of it is made on their web site !).

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Vanilla, spice, red fruits, blackcurrant, volatile acidity (?)

Taste : Blackcurrant, sweet fruit, viscous, plum, currant, drying tanins on finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 229 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Bodegas Nieto Senetiner
Website : MondoWine Sweden AB

1 comment:

Don Rojo said...

Tuesday I cracked a few bottles I smuggled back to New York in my Argentinean mule. The Cadus Cab. is like a good elbow massage on my olfactory and American Idol en la boca mia. A Mariah Carey medley of the senses. I taste crab dip, ricotta fritters, mac & cheese, a Camel and a Zanax.

Pork Chop, Puddin' and Cornbeef-&-Cabbage