Monday, 6 March 2017

Gibalbín Tinto Joven 2015 14%, Bodegas Barbadillo

Very deep black cherry red with purply pink rim, legs.
Full and forthcoming with lots of fleshy fresh bramble and plum fruit from well ripened grapes. There are traces of spice and mineral too, and wood notes with a hint of liquorice. It is not shy.
Medium to full bodied with a chewy fruity texture and relaxed tannins, all those very ripe plums and brambles but also hints of spice and overripe red fruits and with a dry feel on the long finish. Real character for a young red wine.
This Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz comes from Barbadillo's 120 hectares of albariza vineyards in Gibalbin and Santa Lucia, both in Jerez Superior, and is made from a number of grape varieties: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Tintilla de Rota all picked at night. Each grape variety is fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and a blend made afterwards. As a tinto joven, no ageing is done, so the wine has plenty of exuberant fruit.
About 4.00 euros, widely available

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