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92 Points: 2014 Decero Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard

A fresh and delicate malbec with light raisin, currant, blackberry and floral aromas and flavors. Tangy. Drink now. 92 Points

92 Points: 2014 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon, Remolinos Vineyard

Extremely fresh and clean with currant, lavender and other flowers. Full body, silky and beautiful tannins and a rich finish. Shows intensity. Drink now or hold.  92 Points

90 Points: 2013 Decero Syrah, Remolinos Vineyard

Very juicy and ripe wine with dried berry and plum aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety tannins and a meaty finish. Syrah. Drink now. 90 Points

95 Points: 2011 Decero Amano, Remolinos Vineyard

The 2011 Decero Amano Remolinos Vineyard (A mano means by hand, the way all operations for this wine are performed) is a well-oaked, modern and clean blend of 64% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Tannat that smells of the finest barrels money can buy and pristine ripe fruit. The nose offers a showy mixture of red and black berries with hints of violets and something mineral. The palate feels very polished, the signature of the house, with ultra-refined tannins showing superb winemaking and great balance of all components. Lively acidity also provides very good freshness. Only the very best fruits can take 20-22 months in brand new barrels as is the case here. This will live long in bottle. 95 Points

92 Points: 2012 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard

Decero produce some of the best Petit Verdot in Argentina, and they are capable of convincing the skeptics with examples like the 2012 Remolinos Vineyard Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot that does not show the aggressiveness often associated with the grape. There is perfect ripeness here, no excess and no charred or toasted sensations either from the grape or the élevage (which is always pristine at this address). Polished tannins, very good balance and a sleek palate, the house signature is also applied to this finicky Bordeaux grape.  92 Points

91 Points: 2013 Decero Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard

The 2013 Malbec Remolinos Vineyard is from their estate Remolinos Vineyard in Agrelo that was planted in the year 2000. It has a clean nose with very well-integrated oak and a fruit-driven nose full of violets, berries, good freshness and elegance. The palate is very balanced and fresh with no edges. It is simply delicious. 91 Points.

93 Points: 2012 Decero Amano, Remolinos Vineyard

Comparisons can be hideous, but in a close look at different vintages together shows the differences and how the wines show (or not) the character of the vintage. The 2012 Decero Amano Remolinos Vineyard has a slightly different blend to the 2011, and here it is 57% Malbec, 39% Cabernet, Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, slightly higher in Cabernet and without the pinch of Tannat found in other vintages. 2012 was riper and it shows with darker fruit and more evident oak (it’s also one year younger) where toasty aromas and flavors are more noticeable. Also, the ripe berries and the fresher, red fruit has turned into plums rather than cherries. Even though, it’s a superb example of a classical Mendoza blend with no edges and very good balance. It clearly shows the place and the vintage on the label, as it should be. 93 Points.

90 Points: 2012 Decero Syrah, Remolinos Vineyard

A spicy, rich and ripe red with plum and mushroom character. Full body, round and has lightly velvety tannins. Single vineyard from the Agrelo subregion. Flavourful finish.

91 Points: 2012 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard

Pure Petit Verdot is hard to come by and this is an excellent example with hints of dried fruits and spice. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.

90 Points: 2013 Decero Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard

Fresh and clean with blueberry, mineral and walnut character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Harmonious Malbec. Drink now.

94 Points: 2012 Decero Amano, Remolinos Vineyard

Pretty aromas of dark fruits and violets with hints of flower petal. Full body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. The fresh wood comes out in the aftertaste but it shows plenty of fruit and structure in the end. Mostly Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon with a hint of Petit Verdot. Drink in 2016.

92 Points: 2013 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon, Remolinos Vineyard

A full-bodied wine with ultra-fine tannins and a caressing finish. Lots of fruit yet reserved, balanced and stylish. Well-made Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink or hold.

91 Points: 2012 Decero Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard

From one of the highest sites in Agrelo, this is a polished expression of Malbec. Rich in cherry and violet aromas, its stucture feels tight, firm and ready for a steak. With still some years ahead, you might want to save a case.

Trophy Best Wine of Mendoza: 2012 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard

93 Points: 2012 Decero Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard

Very stylish… seductive without being overpowering.

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