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Tapiz Las Notas de Jean Claude

96 Points & Best Merlot - Descorchados 2017

94 Points & Editors Choice - Wine Enthusiast

94 Points - The Wine Advocate

A collaboration between Bodega Tapiz and Jean Claude Berrouet, winemaker at Chateau Petrus for 25 years (1982 -2007). Jean Claude is regarded as one of the finest winemakers the world has ever known, and a world leader with Merlot. Under his direction Chateau Petrus became one of the most expensive and sought after wines in the world.

It comes as no surprise then to find this blend is heavily dominated by Merlot. I've copied the Tapiz wine information into the further information page. I tasted it at Barrulo and was really impressed. This is a stunning wine, very silky and elegant. It was late on at the show by the time I tasted it so I didn't even attempt to make my own tasting notes by that stage, so be guided by the official ones. But trust me, this is something very special from Argentina!

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This is something very special!

A collaboration between Bodega Tapiz and Jean Claude Berrouet, winemaker at Chateau Petrus for 25 years (1982 -2007). Jean Claude is regarded as one of the finest winemakers the world has ever known, and a world leader with Merlot. Under his direction Chateau Petrus became one of the most expensive and sought after wines in the world.

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

91% Merlot, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 3.0% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc

ORIGIN

Single Vineyard from San Pablo Estate, Uco Valley, Mendoza

VINEYARD

San Pablo Estate

ALTITUDE : 4430 feet (1350 meters) above sea level

FEATURES : Characterized by cold nights due to the proximity of the mountains and altitude, it gives wines of great intensity in color, aroma and structure, destined for premium and aged wines.

FERMENTATION PROCESS

Fermented in stainless steel tanks for approximately 12 days at 28ºC. Use of selected yeasts.

100% malolactic fermentation

TASTING NOTES

This specimen expresses the maximum intensity on the nose, finesse, elegance and harmony generated by our terroir . On the nose: notes of fresh red fruits, raspberries, cassis and truffles accompanied by delicate spicy hints. Its oak aging brings aromas of coffee and chocolate amalgamated with fruity notes typical of this varietal of San Pablo Estate . The palate is intense, with sweet and elegant tannins . A long finish , hard to forget. A wine that represents the art of precision from the vineyard to the glass.

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol 14.20%

Total Acidity 6,20 g/l

pH 3.6

Sugar residue 2.93 g/l


More Information
Location Mendoza, Argentina
Winery Tapiz
Winery status Privately owned winery
Winemaker Jean Claude Berrouet & Fabian Valenzuela
Annual production Absolutely tiny
Grapes 91% Merlot, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc
Product awards 96 Pts & Best Merlot - Descorchados 2017, 94 Pts & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast, 94 Pts - The Wine Advocate
Gold Medals
Style Fine Bordeaux style
ABV 14
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2012
Free sulphur
Percentage score 95
Sulphite level Very Low
John's Rating
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