Deep, brilliant red. On the nose, aromas of cassis, black cherries, blackberries, and floral notes elegantly complement sweet and pungent spices like nutmeg, black pepper and tobacco. Round tannins provide structure and tension on the palate, and integrate with complex flavors of fruit and subtle oak.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Bramare Luján de Cuyo was aged for 18 months in 25% new barrels, the rest in used. A dusky, garnet red in the glass. The nuanced nose is led by pyrazines followed by blackcurrant, blackberry and ash with camphor and potent spice notes. Intense and juicy with a slick feel, the flavors develop clearly at the back of the mouth along with a good body and plenty of subtle, measured details.
This is a firm, chewy cabernet with lots of tannins and toasted oak to the currant and oyster-shell character. Tobacco, too. Medium-to full-bodied. Needs time to soften. Better after 2022.
Well-structured, with crunchy acidity and firm tannins supporting the concentrated cherry paste and plum flavors. There's a savory snap in the midpalate, offering licorice and wild spice notes on the zesty finish.