Arca Yaco - Amar Y Vivir Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Tim Atkin Wine Of The Year Winner: Best Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Tim Atkin Wine Of The Year Winner: Best Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Perfectly summed up by Tim Atkin in his 2021 report - 'Matias Etcharts small, isolated estate in the Quebrada de San Lucas is one of the great vineyards of Latin America, which is even more remarkable when you consider that the vines were only planted in 2013. This pure, small-volume Cabernet Sauvignon is subtle, floral and refined, with notes of fresh herbs, bramble and cassis, silky tannins and a graceful, nuanced finish.'
Previous vintages also praised by Tim include the 2018 - '2018 was a cooler year in the wilds of the Quebrada de San Lucas, a spectacular, isolated Andean site at 2,100 metres. The result is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Matias Etchart thats still youthful and will reward cellaring. Intense, chalky, leafy and focused, it has nuanced tannins, green herb and blackcurrant fruit and subtle 30% new wood'
Cabernet Sauvignon is usually best paired with a red meat entrée, but can also go well with vegetarian meals such as portobello mushrooms and certain cheeses. A burger or lamb dish is also another great option.