Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc 2017

Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc 2017

 

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Pulenta Estate
Gran Cabernet Franc 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,3°
  • Grappes : 100% Cabernet Franc

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 95 2017
TA Tim Atkin 95 2015
RP Robert Parker 94 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings

James Suckling (JS) : 95 Points (2017)
Complex aromas of blackcurrants, iodine, dried citrus and lemon-tree leaf. Full body. Creamy, fine tannins give a lovely texture and mouth feel. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.

Tim Atkin (TA) : 95 Points (2015)
Made with an Italian clone that was planted back in 1991 in Agrelo, this is always among Argentina’s best Cabernet Francs. Supple, scented and caressing, with rich, smooth green pepper and red berry fruit, top notes of cut grass and graphite and aromatic oak. 2019-25

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2015)
Pulenta was serious about producing top Cabernet Franc way before the fashion for the grape started in Argentina. The 2015 Gran Cabernet Franc, produced with grapes from their estate vineyards in Alto Agrelo, is from a fresher year, with wines of lower alcohol and good acidity. As is often the case here, this fermented with selected yeasts in a combination of concrete, stainless steel vats and oak barrels, and it matured in French oak barrels, 50% of them new, the rest second and third use, for 12 to 16 months. There are notes of roasted morrón peppers, with a kind of sweetness and harmony that is quite impressive. It has an elegant palate, with very fine tannins. There is power but in a subtle way, serious, balanced and nicely textured. It feels softer and rounder than the 2014, which is already very impressive for the year. 15,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2017.

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Pulenta Estate Gran Malbec 2017
Pulenta Estate
Gran Malbec 2017
TA
96
JS
94
RP
94
Intense dark violet color, with a surprising brightness. Aromas of red fruit and cherries, combined with subtle notes of violet and purple flowers, marking the varietal presence. Delicate toasted aromas, given by the oak.
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Pulenta Estate Malbec 2017
Pulenta Estate Malbec 2017
Pulenta Estate
Malbec 2017
JS
94
RP
91
TA
92
The wine has a very bright and intense violet color. Its aroma expresses red fruits like strawberries and cherries, balanced with the spicy notes of the oak. On the palate, it is round, with soft tannins and delicate mineral notes proving to be a wine of great character and remarkable structure.
27,90 €
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TA
90
JS
90
RP
89
Lemon-yellow with bright green hues, aromas mainly tropical fruits typical of a proper fruit maturity, made complex by the chocolate and vanilla notes given by the aging in new French oak.
19,50 €
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TA
90
JS
91
JS
91
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JS
95
TA
95
JS
97
In color, the wine is an attractive, intense red with dark tones. It expresses fruit notes of plum, cherry, and dark fruits, with several spices like thyme, oregano, and black pepper, given by some of the components of the blend, which make the wine delicate and complex. On the palate it is elegant but structured, with a persistent finish making it a wine hard to forget.
58,90 €
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JS
94
In color, the wine is dark red. Its aroma expresses green pepper, dried fruits, and delicate notes of tobacco and smoke given by the oak aging. On the palate, its varietal strength is expressed. Its tannins are soft, velvety and sweet, revealing a tireless dedication from the vineyard to the bottle.
29,50 €
Quantity : moins plus
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Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc 2017 Reviewed by James Suckling 24-08-2020 . Score: 4