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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