2015 Bhilar Phincas RiojaBlend from Spain
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"An expressive wine showcasing high-altitude, old vines ranging from 35 to 100 years of age. A broad and complex palate, showcasing the best of all the single vineyards. Full-b...
- 91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Tasted as a sample of the final blend waiting to be bottled, the 2015 Phincas is from a challenging year when they had to move out of their old winery and David broke his foot during the harvest, so he didn't produce some of the wines. So, this has around 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and the rest Viura from all the vineyards except La Revilla and El Vedao, the only single vineyards bottled separately that year. It has an intense balsamic nose of macerated herbs, acid berries and dark chocolate and is spicy but not oaky, with a fine palate with pungent acidity and great freshness. There are 5,000 liters of this that should make it into some 6,500 bottles after almost two years in used barrique and one year in oak vats. When I tasted the bottled wine, it had all the vermouth-like aromas and macerated herbs, and the palate felt quite balanced and with the freshness to develop in bottle."
"An expressive wine showcasing high-altitude, old vines ranging from 35 to 100 years of age. A broad and complex palate, showcasing the best of all the single vineyards. Full-bodied, with depth and concentration, fine tannins and a firm backbone of acidity. It is powerful and structured yet open; notes of wild bramble, herbs and spice end with a long, intense finish." -Winery
91 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Graciano, Viura|
|Taste||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, green apple, pear, citrus and honeysuckle|
|Nose||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, flower, wildflower, bitter almond, citrus and apple|