Thursday, 25 January 2018

Miquichote Syrah 2016 11.88%, JJ Timermans

Almost opaque black cherry with a fairly tight rim, still with some purple in the red.
Full and forthcoming with good varietal character; a mix of well ripened black and red fruits with faint spice and smoke notes and a very clean trace of mineral. There is a certain balsamic plumpness about it and slight hints of dusty oak. 
Fairly full bodied with plenty of fruit and perfect acidity. There is less plumpness now and the mineral note is more pronounced along with a slight dryness which is not tannic. There is a little ripe tannin which is not at all aggressive, simply giving a little structure. The vineyard has definitely left its mark on the wine and it is most attractive.
This wine is made by Juan Jerónimo Timermans Parra one of the many smallholders who grow grapes in Trebujena. Juan's vineyard sits on various forms of albariza in the Pago El Duque. Here he grows Palomino, some Perruno and a little Syrah and he supplies mosto to Bodegas Urium. Miquichote is made from 100% Syrah and is aged for two months in French oak and six more in bottle. Just one barrel was made and 100 bottles released.
5.50 euros, De Albariza

1 comment:

  1. Paula el vino de la foto es un cosecha. Ha tenido sólo 2 meses en contacto con roble Francés.