Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – A Dandy of a Deal BY: JON THORSEN

Tasty Cab from Argen­ti­na, the Domai­ne Bous­quet Reser­ve Caber­net Sauvignon.

Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - A Dandy of a Deal

85% Caber­net Sau­vig­non and 15% Mal­bec from esta­te vine­yards in Tupun­ga­to, Alto Gual­ta­llary, Men­do­za, Argen­ti­na. It is made from orga­ni­cally grown gra­pes and is also vegan friendly. The wine spends 10 months French oak and has 3 g/L of resi­dual sugar.

Sam­ple sub­mit­ted for review. The Domai­ne Bous­quet Reser­ve Caber­net Sau­vig­non has an SRP of $18 and is avai­la­ble for as low as $14. Impor­ted by WISD LLC.

From the bottle:

Domai­ne Bous­quet com­bi­nes the know-how of French wine­ma­king with Argentina’s excep­tio­nal cli­ma­te and terroir. The vine­yard is loca­ted at the foothills of the Andes, at 1200 m.a.s.l. Its ther­mal ampli­tu­de con­tri­bu­tes to obtai­ning fully ripe­ned gra­pes with an exce­llent aci­dity. The gra­pes are hand-pic­ked and the vine­yard is cer­ti­fied organic.

Aged 10 months in French oak.

This wine is ele­gant and modern in sty­le with lots of mine­ral, lovely red currant, black­berry, plum and cas­sis fla­vors. With silky tan­nins and bright aci­dity this wine is refreshing through a long and plea­sant finish. Ideal with pas­ta dishes, red meats, and meat sauces.

15% Alcohol

The 2018 Domai­ne Bous­quet Reser­ve Caber­net Sau­vig­non begins with a very plea­sant aro­ma of black cherry, plum, cola plus a little vani­lla and mint. We last revie­wed (and recom­men­ded) the 2012 vin­ta­ge of this wine, and we like the current edi­tion even bet­ter as the­re are no green her­bal notes this time around. The­re is; howe­ver, lots of savory, ripe, dark fruit like black­berry and black cherry plus a little spi­ce, tou­ches of vani­lla and other notes from the plen­ti­ful oak. Nice mine­ral notes lead into the dry, very long finish which also fea­tu­res a bit of tobac­co and cho­co­la­te. If you’re drin­king it right away I’d give it some time to breathe but it’s really lovely once it opens up.

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