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GARNACHA DE LA MADRE 2015 Estate bottled, Castilla La Mancha
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MAS QUE VINHOS)
NEW in Vintages. I must admit that this intense, complex, smoky. smooth, ready-to-drink, 2015 La Garnacha de la Madre was a big surprise especially with the 4-1/2 year old Vintages Catalogue tasting note from 2017. It has a fairly deep intense ruby colour with an intense, meaty, smoky, savoury, leathery nose with black-cherry-cassis fruit. Fairly dry, medium-full bodied, quite rich and mouthfilling with some spicy, black currant confiture flavours and a lingering, complex, fruit-preserve-driven finish. It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar and was fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel and then aged in concrete vats for one year before it was bottled. Ready-to-drink - one glass goes a long way! CSPC 18927
Type Red Table Wine
Agent HHD Imp
Country Spain
Region
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Meaty, Smoky, Savoury
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: The 2015 La Garnacha de la Madre is pure Garnacha Tintorera (or Alicante Bouschet) fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel and aged in concrete vats for one year before it was bottled. This is only the second vintage of this very personal wine, which has a completely different nose from the rest of the wines from the winery, but it's also different from the majority of other Garnacha Tintorera wines. It has aromas of cured meat, flowers, a touch of tree bark that made me think of a Monastrell and a touch of flint stone. The absence of oak makes the wine very pure. Even the color is different, not as dark as others, with a palate marked by the limestone, fine grained and polished tannins. This is truly surprising, wild elegance. Drink date: 2018-2022. Score - 92 (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Dec. 29, 2017) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 21, 2021
Cases bought 499 (12 bottles per case)

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