£24.20/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
Drinking and storing
Sole a la meuniere / Sheep cheese / Goat's cheese
Ratings and awards
|2019||93+ PK||96 SK|
|2018||93+ PK||97 SK|
I have persisted with Vigil's wines, perhaps persuaded by the hype. Two of his wines, one made for Catena and another for El Enemigo, his own Bodega, just got 100 points from Luís Gutierrez, a critic that despite working for Parker, seems to like more refined, elegant, fresher, less oaked wines that his erstwhile boss, at least when it comes to Spanish wines. But is seems that when he goes to Latin America he changes his tack. This wine despite being made under a veil of flor (which attracted me) lacks freshness and acidity, and has so much oak that the wood ends up overwhelming the wine totally. I left half a bottle in the fridge overnight to see if any positive changes where forthcoming, but the wood became even more predominant, like sucking a piece of bark. A pity.
Delicious complex chardonnay
This wine shows just how far Argentina has travelled in creating white wines of great depth and interest. Caramelised fruit on the nose, followed by layers on stone fruit, tropical fruit and spice notes, finely balanced with oak, giving a long finish that takes nothing away from this wine's elegance and freshness.
This is going to be a star
Vanilla, oak, earthy notes, well rounded Chardonnay. Oak is not at all overwhelming and leave a pleasant balance and freshness in the wine. Really you can feel the effort in making this a great wine, with the perfect armony between fruits and body. Leave it in the cellar for 3/4 years and you will be amazed
This Chardonnay is a very fine example from Argentina. It reminds me of a Meursault which says it all really. And at a price that undercuts the French gem that makes it well worthwhile. It's still expensive, but it is worth every penny.
A full and quite rich Chardonnay
You know this wine is going to be good with the first sip. It is full and round. I wouldn't compare it with a fine Burgundy; it is different. At the top end of my price range, but well worth the little extra spend..
Argentina is sharply back in focus. It has tremendous potential and in recent years a new batch of young winemakers has been showing how much more there is to discover. The world of wine is evolving and so too in this South American country, where one of the foremost figures answers to the name of Alejandro Vigil, the 'Elvis Presley of wines', 'wine's answer to Messi' or straight to the point and literally, 'the wine beast', although he prefers to describe himself as a simple...