2017 Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc XI (750ml)

Cabernet Franc from Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina


Complex aromas of blackcurrants, iodine, dried citrus and lemon-tree leaf. Full body. Creamy, fine tannins give a lovely texture and mouth feel. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.

95 points, James Suckling (Dec 2020)

The varietal, spicy and peppery 2017 Gran Cabernet Franc was very elegant and fresh, fresher than the 2016 I also sampled next to it. It's medium to full-bodied with moderate ripeness and very fine tannins. The oak feels very integrated after one year in barrel. 12,000 bottles were filled in July 2019.

94 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)

This Cabernet Franc, made with grapes from Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, is one of the best that Argentina has to offer. Aged for 18 months in French barrels, half of them new, it is garnet in hue. The nose delivers intense aromas with inviting, well-defined notes of roasted red pepper, black currant, sour cherry and pepper. The wood comes out in the mouth, where it brings softness, volume, muscle and outline. This is pure but elegantly packaged power with a sustained, flavorful finish.

93 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Oct 2020)


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