2009 Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep purple; fragrant aromatics, ripe flavors with outstanding intensity, impeccable balance.
From 30 year old Cabernet vines in Mendoza's Lujan de Cuyo district, Fabre Montmayou's 100% Cabernet was hand-harvested and hand-sorted to ensure the best quality fruit selection. It was aged for one year in French oak (40% new), and is a rich, dark, velvety style made to be drinkable upon release through the next 5-7 years. From the winery: "Intense red color. Very good concentration on the nose, reminding aromas of dark fruits like blackberries and cassis. Juicy and fruity on the palate, with hints of coffee and leather given by the oak. Full bodied, silky tannins and long finish. Great combined with meats and strong cheeses."