Viña-Cobos Cocodrilo Corte 2016
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo|
Wine EnthusiastA black fruit nose with side aromas of wood grain, leather and tobacco is inviting as it sets up a cohesive palate with size and balance. Cherry, dark plum and currant flavors are backed up by chocolaty spice notes in front of a stern finish with rubbing tannins. Drink through 2026.
Wine AdvocateThis red blend is always Cabernet Sauvignon-based, and the 2016 Cocodrilo Corte also has 10% Malbec, 9% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc from Luján de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. It's the first vintage for quite some time to use the five varietals from Bordeaux. As in many of the blended wines, the percentage of grapes sourced from the Valle de Uco is increasing. In 2016 they also reduced the amount of new oak and started replacing some American oak barrels with French ones. The blend feels very balanced and integrated, with the oak neatly folded into the fruit, and it has a harmonious and balanced palate with fine tannins and a very tasty finish. This follows the path toward more freshness that I already sensed with the 2015 vintage. There is a step (or two) up in complexity and depth from the Felino line. 68,400 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2017. Drink Date: 2018-2021.
Wine SpectatorLusciously spiced and pure-tasting flavors of dark plum, mocha and raspberry lengthen out, with savory herbal hints midpalate. Floral and chocolate accents show on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2022. 5,700 cases made.
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