Friday, 15 September 2017

Garum 2015 14.5%, Bodegas Luis Pérez

Almost opaque black cherry red with young cherry pink rim.
Full, young, tight with lots of plump ripe black fruit; cherry, plum, mulberry, and slightly dusty wood notes, mainly French oak as it opens out. There are traces of spice and smoke from the Syrah rounded off by the Merlot and Petit Verdot which offers a slight blueberry note.
Big, fully structured and characterful. Although Syrah only accounts for 30% of the grapes, it is notable for the spice. There is a bit of none too aggressive tannin which is balanced by the fruit but the wine needs a year or so more in bottle to reach its best. And it will be good - it is good now. 
Made from approximately 60% Merlot, 30% Syrah and 10% Petit Verdot from the virtually organic albariza vineyard at Hacienda Vistahermosa just outside Jerez. Yields are restricted by green harvesting and the grapes, which are vinified separately, are hand picked and cross a selection table before a cold soak and fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel. After malo-lactic the separate wines are blended and aged for 12 months in used French and American oak and the wine is bottled unfiltered.
9.00 euros, Licores Corredera

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