Viña-Cobos Cocodrilo Corte 2016 - Buster's Liquors & Wines

Viña-Cobos Cocodrilo Corte 2016

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Viña-Cobos Cocodrilo Corte 2016

SKU 28607


Deep red color with violet tones, this blend is highly concentrated with substantial body and structure. the nose displays aromas of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, and spice. Sweet and soft tannins linger on a long finish.
Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Viña-Cobos
Alcohol/vol 14%
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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.

Michael Schachner, August 1, 2018
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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.

Luis Gutierrez, June 29, 2018
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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.

Kim Marcus, November 30, 2018

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