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Perelada Finca La Garriga 2015

Perelada Finca La Garriga

2015
Empordà (Spain)

Finca La Garriga is one of the three great wines, together with Finca Malaveïna and Finca Espolla, f...

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14.50

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Perelada Finca La Garriga 2015

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Finca La Garriga is one of the three great wines, together with Finca Malaveïna and Finca Espolla, from the Castillo de Perelada estate, made 100% from the indigenous variety Samsó (or Cariñena), originating from vines aged more than fifty years old.

Its marked varietal personality, its minerality (especially on the nose) and its freshness mean that, when tasted blind, it can easily be mistaken for a Priorat, although one of the smoother Priorats. The ease with which a wine of this maturity, intensity and complexity can be drunk is astonishing; overall, it is a tremendously fresh, palatable and powerful wine, with aromas seemingly fighting each other to be released from the glass. It regales us with ripe fruit aromas, of sweet fruit, rich tertiary notes (mushrooms, earth) and a gentle menthol freshness; a complex wine.

Captivated by that explosion of aromas, it succeeds in seducing us on the palate: a juicy, intense, dense but dry entry, with hints of orange peel... provide confirmation of a serious, elegant wine. Although not offering on the palate the same complexity as on the nose, the fruit is chewy (strawberry and red fruit in particular), it is fleshy, and offers a warm ensemble, with great intensity, spicy notes on a lightly mineral background and subtle ageing notes (for those accustomed to French oak, we need to point out that this wine is aged in American oak barrels!). All the way through the tasting, it gives the impression of containing a restrained powerfulness, enabling us to enjoy every sip, without ever growing tired of it, right to the end.

Food pairing

White meats / Stewed meats with mushrooms / Marinated meats / Peppered steak

Vineyard

  • Vine age:50 years
  • Soil:Clay / Silt / Sand / Gravel surface

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:19 months
  • Type of wood:American oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Smoky notes / Balsamic notes / Fruit aromas
  • Mouth:Fresh / Lively / Enveloping tannins / Varietal notes / With personality

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Grahame (28/11/2019) - Vintage 2015

Outstanding wine for the price point

Currently my favourite wine. All of the Perelada wines are excellent but for me this is the stand out wine. Tastes like a wine priced at twice the actual cost

by: Luis (06/08/2019) - Vintage 2015

Muy bien

Es un vino muy equilibrado, 100% cariñena. Esta bien tener un monovarietal de Perelada que normalmente hacen coupages de muchas uvas.

by: Susan Unitt (25/12/2018) - Vintage 2014

Equilibrada y agradable

Vino con una boca equilibrada, agradable y suave. Ideal para carnes o aves al horno. Una buena ocasión a un buen precio.

by: Wolfgang Arndt (20/11/2017) - Vintage 2014

Wie immer gut

Dieser Wein ist Spitze, noch besser wenn er ausgiebig dekantiert wird. Ich trinke ihn immer wieder gern und empfehle ihn allen.

by: Wolfgang Arndt (17/05/2017) - Vintage 2013

Ein Superwein

Seit Jahren trinke ich diesen Wein, den ich in Spanien entdeckt habe. Er ist sehr gehaltvoll, schöne Farbe, voll und fruchtig schmeckend, mit wenig Säure und mit einem guten Preis.

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