Vinous 88 points - Bright ruby-red. Cool aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice, herbs, coffee and exotic flowers. A suave, creamy mouthful of dark fruits, spices, chocolate and cocoa powder. Finishes with palate-dusting but essentially easygoing tannins and lingering spice character. No rough edges here. (A second bottle showed a bit more red fruit character and a touch of herbs on the finish but was plush and seamless in the middle palate and of equal quality.)
Wine Advocate 89 points - Cut from the same cloth in terms of its silkiness and opulence is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was also aged in equal parts neutral tanks and oak for seven months. It exhibits lots of plump black currant fruit interwoven with licorice, cedarwood, tobacco leaf and spice box. Round, generous and medium to full-bodied without a hard edge to be found, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years. (Feb 2014)
The Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon shows that Mendoza and in
particular La Consulta is not only about Malbec. With a dark ruby red
color, the wine shows concentrated red fruit flavors with great complexity
of light mint, sweet spice and finely grained tannins. A new addition to the
expression of the La Consulta terroir.
|Pedro Angulo and Angel Innocenti were winegrowers in their native Europe – Pedro in the Basque country and Angel in Tuscany. They immigrated to Argentina in the late 19th century and through hard work and perseverance found great success in their commercial activities.
Today the Angulo and Innocenti families have rekindled their immigrant winemaking roots. Alejandro Angulo and Mariano Innocenti, 3rd and 4th generation family members respectively, have decided to celebrate Pedro and Angel’s vintner past with the development of a unique terroir in La Consulta.