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2007 - Marques De Grinon Rincon
Sub Region La Mancha
Region Castilla La Mancha
Size 750 mL
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz, Grenache / Garnacha
library code: 69475
From the Critics:
- "The 2007 El Rincon is a blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Garnacha from the Aldea del Fresno and El Rincon vineyards. It has an ebullient bouquet of macerated dark cherries, soy and creme de cassis that carry the oak extremely well. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannins. It is very refined and focused with a lilting, fresh finish of strawberry and red cherries. Drink now-2018."
"Marques de Grinon is sourced from the heralded 50-hectare Dominio de Valdepusa estate that is said to have the same topsoil as Burgundy. Every top consultant seems to have consulted here since 1990, including Michel Rolland, Claude Bouguignon, Dr. Richard Smart and Emile Peynaud. However, it is Carlos Falco, the man who has been instrumental in modernizing the region's viticulture and introducing Bordeaux varieties, who is at the heart of the estate. I found the wines to be intermittently outstanding, though to be frank, I discerned negligible differences in quality between the entry-level wines and the expensive top cuvees." (10/12) -
- "A blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Garnacha, the 2007 El Rincon spent 10 months in French oak prior to bottling. It delivers a deep, rich array of cedar-laced blackberries, spice-box, mint, and serious minerality along with a full-bodied, rich, yet beautifully focused and defined mouth feel. Still youthful and fresh, with notable tannin still present on the finish, it can be enjoyed over the coming decade." (03/13) -