2009 Andeluna Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.andeluna.com

Because Argentina has largely built its reputation on the back of Marlbec, it might be easy to overlook other Bordeaux varietals that do well there like Cabernet Sauvignon.

This Andeluna Cellars Cab is modestly priced at $12 and brings with it a lot of goodness for the money – in fact, it easily surpasses most domestic cabs I’ve had at this price point.

Technical Data: 
  • Alcohol 14.7 %
  • Residual sugar 2.00 g/l
  • Total acidity 5,80 g/l
  • PH 3.75
  • Price: $12

Nose: Spiced blackberry pie filling, fruit cake, black licorice, dark chocolate, shoe polish, tar and black cherry.

Taste: Very nice combination of black fruits mixed with a spice cake, chocolate and leather. The tannins are still ultra-youthful and could really use a 2-hour decant to soften up a bit. I like the mid palate because of the firm tannins and acids which combine with good, black fruits that linger on for hours on the finish.

W.E.P. Rating: 110%