Tuesday 21 July 2015

The Second Costa Brava Dispatch

Time for another producer dynamic duo, and like the wines in the first dispatch, this was a recommendation from Vila Viniteca.

The producer is Espelt, who is located in Empordà.

2011 Coma Bruna Trés Old Vineys. Espelt
This 100% Carignan has a big, warm, somewhat meaty nose with notes of smoke, plums, bay leaves, spices and some dried strawberries. Very, very good and intoxicating. I could, and have, sniffed this most of the evening.
The taste is tight, still rather young and concentrated with notes of dried red and black berries,dry liquorice, cocoa, warm gravel and smoke. A long, fine finish with a good warmth. This is very good and I would happily open another bottle, if I could get one. Could someone please import this to Sweden - thanks!
91p   (tasted 2015/07)

2014 Quince Roures, Espelt
A blend of 50% Lledoner Roig/Grenache Gris) & 50% Lledoner blanc/Grenache Blanc, it opens rather shy, but with some swirling, notes of warm grass, white pepper, dried peach and white currants emerge. Laid back and very good.
The taste is mediu, bodied and spicy with notes of dusty warth, white pepper, aome dry wild strawberries and dried flowers. A very fine warmth. Very good.
88p   (tasted 2015/07)

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