The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend 2017

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The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend derives aromatics and silky profile from Malbec, backbone and structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with Petit Verdot and Tannat bringing muscular complexity and depth of flavour for superb ageing potential.

2017 THE OWL & THE DUST DEVIL ICON BLEND
This red wine i s a single vineyard blend o f Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Petit Verdot, Tannat and Cabernet Franc . The Cabernet gives the wine
backbone and structure which i s supported b y the aromatics and silky
profile o f the Malbec and Cabernet Franc . Petit Verdot and Tannat
provide not only a rich core t o the wine but also depth o f character and
flavour for superb ageing potential .
VINTAGE 2017
On the lead u p t o vintage 2017 , Mendoza experienced a moderate and
dry winter with temperatures slightly above average . During the
cold, dry spring our Malbec suffered decreased yields but high quality o f
the fruit . The later development o f Petit Verdot, Tannat , Cabernet Franc
and Cabernet Sauvignon meant they was unaffected b y the early spring
frost . The 2017 shows the nuances o f each o f these varieties from high
quality parcels .
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
COMPOSITION OF THE BLEND: 50% MALBEC, 20% CABERNET
SAUVIGNON, 16% PETIT VERDOT , 11% TANNAT , 3% CABERNET FRANC

Critic Reviews:

Descorchados 94 Points

Tim Atkin 92 Points

Best of Argentina Report 2020,

Engagingly named – who is the dust devil, you wonder? – this is a very stylish cuvée of Malbec with the remaining 50% divided between Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Cabernet Franc. Deeply coloured and concentrated, yet fresh and smooth, this is a seamless assemblage with fine tannins and blackcurrant, vanilla and orange zest flavours. 2021-2. 92 Points
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