Terrazas de Los Andes 'Cheval des Andes', Mendoza, Argentina 2013

Terrazas de Los Andes 'Cheval des Andes', Mendoza, Argentina 2013

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Cheval des Andes is a venture of one of the most prestigious Chateaus of Bordeaux, Cheval Blanc, and the best vineyards of Terrazas de Los Andes in Mendoza Argentina. The result is a Grand Cru Malbec from the Andes!

Each year winery is producing better wines and this latest vintage of 2013 is the best so far. Ripe and generous with massive blackcurrant and blackberry but not overblown, elegant. Very fine tannins, very long floral finish. Simply gorgeous now, but will develop more. 

Drink now - 2025

(Incl. 19% VAT, €96,67 / liter)

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AWARDS AND REVIEWS

98 points, James Suckling - The purity of fruit is so impressive here with flowers, dark fruit, and strawberries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, and a focus and beauty that makes you think. So long and elegant.
 

96 points, Robert Parker - It has great balance and freshness, with great elegance, and super-refined tannins. I've never tasted such an elegant Cheval des Andes, all about finesse and balance. Bravo to the new team! I'm really looking forward to tasting the following vintages.


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THE WINERY - CHEVAL DES ANDES

The Cheval des Andes collaboration came to be as the result of one French winemaker’s voyage to the other side of the world and a glass of impressive Argentinean wine. Visiting Argentina in the 90s, Pierre Lurton, President of Château Cheval Blanc, iconic Premier Grand Cru Classé A of Saint-Emilion, found himself in the sloping plains of the majestic Andes mountains at the Terrazas de Los Andes vineyards, most valuable high elevation terroir in Argentina, 80 year-old vineyard. Upon tasting their Malbec, he was captivated by the quality of the wine being produced in this breathtaking yet seemingly inhospitable location. Immediately, Pierre Lurton was enthused by the vision of recreating the Malbec connection – reconnecting St-Emilion with its past when, until the phylloxera epidemic, Malbec was one of the most widely cultivated grape varieties. “This will,” he said, “be a journey to the roots of Bordeaux”.

His vision paved the way for the birth of Cheval des Andes. The noble fusion of a Premier Grand Cru of Saint-Emilion with the best Argentine terroir innovative high-altitude expertise; the extraordinary experience of the old world and the creativity and inventiveness of the new, together as they should be in one glorious wine.