Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Vino Tinto Joven 2017 14%, Hermanos Holgado

Very deep blacky red with a lovely deep red rim with a trace of brick, looks slightly older than a year.
Fresh and slightly wild, black fruits, plum mostly with hints of blueberry and cassis and a passing violet note. There is also a background trace of slightly smoky spice and herbs while there is very little oak. It is attractive and, as on the nose, appears quite mature for its age, which is fine.
Full bodied with a slightly lean, chalky mineral feel balanced by plenty of ripe black fruit. Structure-wise it has a fresh acidity and very little tannin giving it a certain lightness and perfect suitability for food, Pajarete cheese perhaps. There is a very natural, clean feel to it and it has decent length.
This wine, which is certified organic, comes from the Dehesa Palomino vineyard located in an area between the Sierra de Grazalema and the Sierra de las Nieves, in the protected natural park of Alcornocales. The beautiful landscape allows access to the Poniente winds which give the wine freshness. After the success of their Pajarete cheese, the brothers set up a small wine business and this is their young red. It is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah in roughly equal proportions though it varies slightly from year to year, all hand harvested and vinified using artisan techniques but modern equipment. It is aged briefly in barrel before sale.
5.90 euros, Licores Corredera

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