Viña Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
A fresh and aromatic red with blackcurrant, fresh flower and light stem character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a crisp finish. Drink now or hold.
As with most of the high-volume cuvées, the 2016 Felino Cabernet Sauvignon mixes grapes from different origins, mainly Luján de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. It fermented in stainless steel vats, with 10% of the volume matured in new American oak barrels, and they also slowly introduced French barriques, for around one year. It's very varietal and pungent, with strong herbal and peppery aromas, quite classical (what comes to mind is that it feels more "European"), with less volume and more tension, good freshness and the legendary refined tannins from the variety. Clean, focused and fresh. Another wine showing good progression. 121,200 bottles produced.
Berry and cassis aromas are jammy. This Cabernet from a difficult vintage feels full, chunky and chewy, with tomatoey acidity. Flavors of plum, herbs and tomato leaf finish dry and savory, with just enough fruity ripeness to make this nice.
Bright medium red with ruby highlights. Aromas of sour cherry, currant, tobacco leaf and cocoa powder. A suave midweight with a restrained sweetness to its currant, cherry and spice flavors. Nicely balanced, supple wine with subtle Cabernet peppery herbacity supported by ripe fruit. Finishes with slightly dusty tannins and a lingering herbal character. This wine was clearly aided by its Uco Valley component (it also includes fruit from Luján de Cuyo).
Taut, with muscular acidity behind the dried berry and currant flavors, featuring notes of green herbs and olive. Drink now. 7,000 cases imported.