Friday, 11 October 2019

2008 La Prohibición, Bodegas Pittacum

2008 La Prohibición, Bodegas Pittacum
After an early bird dinner (yes, we are reaching that age...) at Spanjorskan (great tapas!), coming home, I was thirsty for another Spanish wine.
From a relative new winery in El Bierzio, founded in 1999 by six friends, they have turned out a fine 2008, made from 100% Garnacha Tintorera. The vines are apparently over 100 years old.
The nose is rich and focused with notes of blackberries, fried herbs, violets, espresso coffee, bonfire smoke and a hint of dark mint. A fine depth. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of a cold blueberry pie, bakelite, chrushed rocks and fir wood. Very long. At 14,5%, a fine richness but not at all heavy. 24 months in 600 lit new French oak. Not a single sign of maturity at 11 years. Impressive.
92p   (tasted 2019/10)

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