patrón santiago gran reserva cabernet sauvignon 2000 - tasting notes

a bottle from finca el zorzal de manuel lópez lópez (bodega) brought back from our 1st trip to buenos aires in 2004.  i have been keeping this wine in our cellar ever since and looking forward to open it. 

as usual, our tasting notes are based on the wset systematic approach to tasting:


clear bright with medium intensity ruby color and breaking at the rim.  with several long thin legs caressing the glass.


clean, medium (+) intensity, developping aromas of black current, dark forest fruits, tobacco, coffee, star anis, vanilla, roasted coconut.  fresh and still young and vibrant on the nose.


dry with medium refreshing acidity, medium ripe tannins, medium alcohol and body - all in very good balance.  smooth on the palate with medium (+) intensity flavours of black currents, spices, mint, vanilla, and orasted coconut.  a little bit more austere on the palate than on the nose.  long lenght, savoury finish.  requests another sip.  lovely and fresh for an argentinean cabernet after 8 years of ageing.


good.  drink now but can age another 4-5 years at least and improve.  will develop lovely terciary aromas and flavours