El Hombre Bala2019
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£29.20/ 0.75 L btl
You are probably asking yourselves what ‘the human cannonball’ has got to do with wine. To tell you the truth, we are too. But once you have tried this wine, you won’t be in the least concerned about the label or its name. You’ll settle for it as it is: an elegant and profound, mountain Garnacha.
The Comando G team make it: people who know all about the Garnacha, especially Garnachas grown at high altitude, and who employ biodynamic farming, doing everything they can to understand nature and convey the landscape in every bottle, and to offer fresh and elegant wines.
What does this wine taste like?
This Hombre Bala appears a cherry colour, but not overly intense, not very dark, as is typical of the variety, and the tears fall slowly. The aromas of fairly ripe fresh fruit are intense, inviting, with notes of black pepper grains and woodland hints (of Mediterranean forests) endowing it with tremendous freshness, balsamic notes and a background of aromatic herbs and a slight lactic touch that bestow a very interesting air of rusticity, understanding by rusticity, purity and genuineness; this wine is most elegant.
The wine is made with grapes from old vineyards, grapevines that are by now very well-balanced and the feeling of harmony is perceptible at all times. Moreover, there is a lot of similarity between the aromas and flavours. The entry on the palate is a little astringent at the beginning (the wine is still very young), of average volume (these wine producers are not known for making highly extracted wines, but on the contrary, for light wines) yet with a sinewy and fruity mouthfeel, and with tannins evident although restrained. It is flavoursome, with a subtly bitter background and some smoky notes on the finish. It is a very good Garnacha in its price range, and a wine for both spring and autumn.
Drinking and storing
Ox fillet / Meats with creamy sauces / Pasta with bolognese sauce / Stuffed aubergines / Roast suckling pig
Ratings and awards
|2016||92+ PK||93 PN||93 SK|
|2012||92 PK||94 PN|
Despite being one of the entry wines by Comando G, this wine is of high quality although without the incredible complexity of its big brothers and sisters. Still, this is delightful, with smokey, almost funky touch on the nose and darker fruit on the palate than other top Gredos' Garnachas which tend to go for the red fruit spectrum. Recommended.
After all the rave reviews I'd read about this producer I suppose I was expecting more. A fresh, medium bodied interpretation of the grape, enjoyable in its simplicity, but nothing profound.
Again and Again
This producer never fails. Heavy hitting yet smooth on the palate and long on the finish. Outstanding!
Love this wine, really clean, fresh & well balanced with a pleasant depth of flavour. A favourite.
Un vino de la Comunidad de Madrid, demasiado bien valorado por los profesionales para mi gusto.No me ha gustado nada.Yo,personalmente,no lo recomiendo.Gracias
Comando G Viticultores
Comando G is made up of Fernando García (Bodegas Marañones), Daniel Landi and Marc Isart (Bodegas Bernabeleva). Its 3 hectares of old Garnacha vines are spread out among the villages of Cadalso de los Vidrios and Rozas de Puerto Real, near the Sierra de Gredos mountains, on granite soil and at an altitude of between 900 and 1,000 metres....