Wednesday 22 July 2015

The Fourth Costa Brava Dispatch

On our way to Cap de Creus we passed the vineyards of  Martin Faixó. Intrigued by the surroundings, I got hold of a bottle at a local wine shop.

2008 Perafita, Martin Faixó
This is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Garnatxa Negra and 17% Merlot. It has a nose with a beginning maturity and notes of plumpudding, melted asphalt, herbs, warm rocks and some stables. A fine density. Very, very good.
The taste is warm, structured and somewhat mature with notes of warm black currants, dry herbs, scorched earth and plums. A fine warmth with juicy tannins. Long and fine. Could evolve some more but this is a fine drink today.
89p   (tasted 2015/07)

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