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2005 Sot LefriecBlend from Spain


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  • 92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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"(60% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 15% carinena) Dark ruby. Saturated ruby. Fresh red berry and cherry-cola aromas are complicated by suave oak spice and candied rose. Impressively focused, sweet raspberry and cherry flavors get a kick of juicy acidity on the close, where the cola quality repeats. This is gorgeous right now." -92 points- Josh Raynolds- International Wine Cellar

"Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted on wire and Carinena wines are planted in 'gobelet'. Soils are mainly limestone clay (argileux-calcaire). They are trying to make the vineyards 'lutte raisonee' (disease-resistant) and applying treatments only when it is absolutely necessary. They choose products that respect the wild fauna, destroy bad diseases, and avoid insect attacks. They use some principals of biodynamic winemaking in the vineyards and in the cellar too, such as scheduling work on the cycle of the moon (the pruning, racking, etc)." -Importer

"Sot Lefriec does not add yeast (they use the wild yeast), and they make the yeast selection during the prefermentation maceration. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon have long alcoholic fermentation (around 30 to 35 days). The Carignan alcoholic fermentation is shorter than Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. After the alcoholic fermentation, all the wines are put in barrels. Malolactic fermentation and maturation are in French oak barrels of 225 liters. The barrels used are Troncais, Allier and Nevers (fine grain, dried for 3 years and medium toasted)." -Importer

This wine received 89 points by Jay Miller of the Wine Advocate. See this wine on Cellar Tracker here:

Product Detail

Item # 47337
Country Spain
Region Spain
Sub-Region Spain

92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2005
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan / Carinena
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, licorice and anise
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, rose petal, oak, smoke and mushroom