GOLD LIST: 2013 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot
Sommelier Wine Awards – May 17, 2018
This Petit Verdot took home a well-deserved Gold medal with what Gymkhana’s Valentin Radosav described as ‘a nose of blackberry and gamey notes, leading to a charcoal-granitic minerality on the palate with ripe, dark fruit at the core, along with espresso and chocolate notes, and well-balanced tannins’, with team leader Annette Scarfe MW highlighting its ‘more rustic style, packed with dark bramble fruit, fresh acidity and big but ripe tannins’.
92 Points: 2013 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com – May 23, 2016
A juicy and rich wine with dried berry, shaved chocolate and hints of tea. Full body, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Some lemon rind undertones. Drink now. 92 Points
92 Points: 2012 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate – August 28, 2015
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: 2012 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
James Suckling – June 22, 2015
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.
Trophy Best Wine of Mendoza: 2012 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Argentina Wine Awards – February 9, 2015
91 Points: 2010 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar – March 13, 2013
Saturated medium ruby. Very black, youthfully medicinal aromas of cassis, bitter chocolate, licorice and menthol lifted by a violet note. Densely packed, fresh and structured, with solid saline extract to the flavors of blackberry, cassis and minerals. Boasts a sophisticated texture and an enticing sugar/acid balance. This serious dry wine finishes with substantial fine-grained tannins.
2010 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com – February 25, 2013
Fragrant and not too heavy. Really rather delicate and savoury and grown up. This would make a superb varietal lesson. The merest hint of Petit Verdot greenness. Lovely stuff! Sophisticated. 14%. 17 Pts. Drink 2013-2018.
90 Points: 2010 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate – November 1, 2012
The 2010 Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot is from Agrelo in Mendoza and is aged for 16 months in barriques (50% new). It has a tightly wound bouquet of blackberry and bilberry fruit with hints of wild hedgerow and graphite that all take time to unfurl. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition: sappy dark cherry and blueberry fruit on the entry and a sweet, ripe blueberry-tinged finish that belies the fine structure. This is a very commendable single varietal. Drink 2013-2019.
90 Points: 2009 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar – March 15, 2012
Medium ruby-red. Cassis, black pepper, bitter chocolate and a hint of violet on the nose, complemented by enticing oak tones. Suave, dense and fine-grained, with good peppery energy and violet lift to the black fruit flavors. A bit denser and darker than the 2009 cabernet sauvignon reviewed in Issue 154. Perhaps a bit youthfully monolithic in its texture but the wine’s ripe, dusty tannins and good finishing snap and lift suggest it will reward aging. Nuanced, complete petit verdot.
2009 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot
Mat & Vänner: Food & Friends – January 15, 2012
Decero betyder ungefär “från grunden”, och det här unga vinföretaget odlar och skapar sitt vin vid fotändan till Anderna i Argentina. Efter bara några årgångar visar de upp sina talanger rejält. Här är ett vin som smakar mer än det kostar. Koncentrerat, fylligt, packat med smaker av blåbär och björnbär och kanske lite lakrits, gjort på den utanför Frankrike ganska ovanliga druvan petit verdot. Ett modernt och tekniskt vin att dricka nu, till kraftiga kötträtter.
92 Points: 2008 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – January 6, 2012
‘2008 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot spent 16 months in 50% new French oak. Sexy aromas of sandalwood, exotic spices, incense, licorice, espresso, and assorted black fruits lead to a dense, rich, structured offering mandating 4-5 years of additional cellaring. This powerful offering will be at its best from 2016 to 2023+.’
2009 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Marina Gayan MW, Decanter Magazine – July 11, 2011
‘Intense mineral, pencil shaving, boysenberry and green pepper notes. Densely layered palate backed by grainy structured tannins. Real savouriness and length. A Petit Verdot in a league of its own. Drink 2011-2015.’ Download PDF.
‘Wine of the Year’ – 2008 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot Remolinos Vineyard
Revista Gula – July 9, 2011
‘100 Vinhos que valem a pena beber - O ranking mais completo e independente do Brasil: O Decero Remolinos Vineyard Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot 2008 exibe aromas muito elegantes de frutas vermelhas maduras e especiarías, seduzindo o olfato e ofrecendo aquele primeiro impacto que nos faz pensar: “Epa, o vino é bom!”. Ele confirma isso na boca, com bom volumen em seus 14,5 % de álcool, a densidade evidenciada nos taninos decididos e bem equilibrados com a acidez. Final longo, pedindo outro gole’
91+ Points: 2007 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – December 24, 2010
‘It offers up a nose of wood smoke, espresso, and blackberry liqueur. Dense, rich, and savory on the palate, this large-scaled, muscular offering will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and will deliver prime drinking from 2015 to 2027′
93 Points: 2006 Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot, Remolinos Vineyard
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – December 31, 2008
‘Quietly Petit Verdot has become a new darling of serious wine growers and aficionados because in regions where it ripens most of the time, it can be something quite spectacular… impeccable balance. – 93 points’