Saturday 30 September 2023

Three Spaniards

2017 5 Finques Reserva, Castillo de Perelada
A fine, herbal nose with notes of assorted red fruits, tobacco, earth and balsamic notes.
The taste is somewhat mature and good with sour/sweet red fruit, licorice, tobacco and dusty earth. 
87p   (tasted 2023/09)

2016 Vinya Selva de Mar, Mas Estela
This beauty is made from Garnatxa Negra, Syrah and Carinyena. The nose is big and beautiful with notes
of plums, black cherries, violets and scorched earth. Very deep.
The taste is tight and complex with notes of black pepper, smoke, plums and Finnish licorice. Very long. 6+ years.
93p   (tasted 2023/09)

2015 Coma Fredosa, Hugas de Batlle
A tight, fine nose with notes of herbs, black currants, iron, raw rubber and tar. Very, very good.
The taste is cool and old viney with notes of black currants, iron, herbs and tobacco. Handle its 14,5% with ease. Holds very well over three days. 4+ years.
91p   (tasted 2023/09)

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