Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Garum 2017 14.5%, Bodegas Luis Pérez

Very deep blacky red fading to a tight pinky red rim.
Full, fairly rich with faint traces of almost smokey spice and lots of big soft perfectly ripe red and black fruits. The blend works really well with the jammy Merlot, blueberry Petit Verdot and faintly smokey mulberry of the Syrah. Traces of oak add further complexity without interfering with the big soft generous fruity character of the wine.
Quite full and super smooth with a lovely southern warmth to it. The structure is subtle with gentle ripe barely noticeable tannins - though they are there - and enough acidity to balance the plentiful fruit. This gives the wine a lovely plump, easy drinking texture and it has very good length.
This delicious wine is made using approximately 70% Merlot, and 15% each of Syrah and Petit Verdot which are grown in the vineyards of the important Pérez family´s Hacienda Vistahermosa in the pago Corchuelo just outside Jerez. The vines, which grow on a chalky marl soil, are tended by hand and yields are kept low with manual harvesting at night. Each grape variety is vinified separately in stainless steel tanks after cooling and passing over a selection table and some of the grapes go in whole. The malolactic fermentation begins in the tanks and is finished in  a mix of used American and French oak barrels where it remains ageing for 12 months before blending and bottling without clarification.
9.50 euros, De Albariza

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