Friday 6 October 2017

Vino Tinto 2016 13%, Hacienda Parrilla Alta

Very deep black red to a tight purply pink rim, legs.
Young and tight, it starts with attractive spicy notes merging with light hints of oak then black fruits come through like bramble and damson and a trace of violet which balance nicely with the spice and oak. It comes from a hot place yet has good freshness.
Full bodied with a lively tang and all three grapes showing through, fresh, clean and well made with its own unique character. For all its intensity the tannins are unaggressive letting the fruit out to play, though it still needs a bit more time to reveal all.
This Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz was made from hand picked Petit Verdot,  Tintilla and Syrah grapes grown at the beautiful hacienda's own vineyard on an elevated plot of albariza soil sloping towards the Atlantic. It was vinified and aged there too, in 225 litre American and French oak barrels for three months. It is an interesting blend and it really works, especially for the price, and will definitely benefit from a couple more years in bottle. Names like Ramiro Ibáñez and Juan Miguel Gómez have been involved with this project, so its quality is no surprise.
5,20 euros, Licores Corredera

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