cheval blanc & terrazas de los andes, cheval des andes, mendoza 2018
JANE ANSON
95
JAMES SUCKLING
98

2018 cheval blanc & terrazas de los andes, cheval des andes, mendoza

Why We're Buying

Cheval des Andes keeps getting better with time. In 2014, wine critic James Suckling gave the vintage a 95. One year later, he gave it a 98. In 2016, Cheval des Andes earned a 99-point rating, followed by a perfect score in 2017. As Suckling put it, "This is the greatest Cheval des Andes ever…. The integration of fruit, tannins and acidity is fantastic. Full-bodied, tight and solid with beautiful depth and integrity.”

Critics Scores

JANE ANSON
95

Jane Anson

Lovely depth to the fruit, clear chocolate, liquorice, rosemary and black pepper spice, along with blueberry, black cherry, nuances of luscious nectarine. Lower levels of Cabernet Sauvignon than they have historically used in the blend, it still pulls its weight. They are still vinifiying at Terrazas de los Andes, but currently working on a cellar plan that will be completed for 2023. Last vintage with Lorenzo Pasquini before he headed back to Bordeaux (he is now with Yquem), with the 2019 onwards with Gérald Gabillet winemaker (previously at Château Angélus in St Emilion).

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

This is a plush, rich Cheval with blueberry and floral aromas and flavors. HInts of tar and fresh lavender. Full body. The depth and richness are impressive, as are the ripe yet fresh tannins. Very long and structured, yet controlled and in balance. This will be a great wine indeed. Release in September 2021. Drink after 2023.