Trapiche is one of the oldest brands still produced in Argentina. It used to belong to the Pulenta family, creators of the Penaflor Group, which was bought in 2010 by the Argentine Bemberg family. They are a large company with over 1,200 hectares of vineyards and produce wines in all price ranges. A considerable amount of grapes goes into producing grape concentrate, a product of which Argentina is the leading producer on earth. The group is dynamic and invests some 15 million dollars per year. Trapiche produces an impressive 30 million liters of wine per year, and it is the largest exported brand from Argentina. The wines are sound, often big-sized and considerably oaked, but moving toward the top ranges where there must be less commercial pressure, I find more freshness and tension, more drinkability, which is very welcome, even if some wines are still quite big. Some wines in the Terroir Series, which reflects the grapes of small suppliers throughout the province of Mendoza, are simply phenomenal. -- Luiz Gutierrez
What The Critics Say
91/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"Fleshy, plump and rounded, this is highly enjoyable cabernet showing wonderful fruit flavours of cassis, dark plum and cherry with hints of vanilla, toasted almond and spice. The palate delivers lovely weight and sweet fruit richness, beautifully supported by silky texture. A lovely food-friendly cabernet."
89/100 Wine Enthusiast
"Dark, smoky black-fruit aromas include graphite. This is round, chewy and balanced on the palate, with ripe but standard flavors of cassis, blackberry and black pepper. Notes of burnt toast and char appear on a solid, ripe finish."
16.5/20 Raymond Chan
"Mellow and integrated aromas of blackcurrants, cassis, mint herbs and green olives, along with blackcurrant leaf elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate is soft-textured and rounded with a positive core, showing integrated flavours of blackcurrants, cassis liqueur, olives and herbs, along with hints of oak. The mouthfeel is smooth and flowing with light, supple tannins and integrated acidity. The wine is driven by some alcohol power, leading to a soft, dry-textured finish. Match with roast beef, lamb and venison over the next 4 years. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the ‘Las Palmas’ vineyard, Maipu, vines over 25 y.o., hand-picked and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in French and American oak barrels." Drink 2015 - 2019
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