Wednesday 22 July 2015

The Third Costa Brava Dispatch

This is a kind of preparing-for-tomorrow post. Tomorrow I will visit Castello Perelada, a producer located just 15 km from where we are staying. I have tasted one of their premium wines, although it was some time ago - the 2007 Ex Ex, a 100% Mourvèdre wine.

When shopping in a local Supermercat I noticed a couple of bottles of Castillo Perelada, and I bought the wine below out of curiosity.
Looking forward to tomorrow! Post will follow.

2010 Finca La Garriga, Castello Perelada
The La Garriga is made from Samsò (Carinyena) and comes from the oldest vines on Perelada´s estate, more than 50 years old. Aged for 14 months on American oak barriques.
The nose is deep, warm and inviting with finr notes of plums, ripe blueberries, new leather, coffee powder, some smoke and a hint of diesel oil. Very, very good. Powerful, yet graceful.
The taste is sturdy and strong with notes of warm blueberries, scorched earth, meat stock and a touch of old whiskey barrels. Long, compact and balanced. This I like!
91p   (tasted 2015/07)

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