2020 Casa Castillo El MolarGrenache / Garnacha from Spain
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"Named for the mountain that overshadows his property, El Molar is fermented 50% whole cluster with indigenous yeasts and spends 14 months in foudres and neutral 500L French oa...
- 95 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The perfect Mediterranean vintage produced an outstanding Garnacha. The 2020 El Molar fermented with 35% full clusters and matured in a combination of 500-liter barrels and 5,000-liter foudres for one year. The wine is very young and tender; it feels more delicate despite having a little more alcohol than the 2019 (it's 15%) and with a slightly lower pH (3.49). It's super aromatic, extroverted and expressive, floral, elegant and complex. There is great balance, and the wine feels fresher and less ripe; it's refreshing and has a core of minerality and super fine tannins with pungent flavors. There is precision, elegance and balance, the three words that define the vintage. All the wines are very good value, but this is a steal. 40,000 bottles were filled in March 2022.
"Named for the mountain that overshadows his property, El Molar is fermented 50% whole cluster with indigenous yeasts and spends 14 months in foudres and neutral 500L French oak demi-muids, resulting in a wine that is pale, fresh, and aromatic -- a promising new direction for the property and the DO." -Importer
95 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|