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Tanuki Bob 2018

Tanuki Bob

Mallorca (Spain)

Coming across a single-variety Manto negro wine is always great news, but if this wine has been touc...


/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Tanuki Bob 2018


Wine Red Crianza




Alcohol content


Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018


Coming across a single-variety Manto negro wine is always great news, but if this wine has been touched by the magic wand of the team at the 4 Kilos Vinícola winery in Felanitx, then the news is even more exciting. For this project they have worked with the Amadip Esment Foundation, a body working to improve the quality of life and promote equal opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Tanuki is the Japanese name for the raccoon dog, an animal which forms an important part of the ancestral culture of Japan, and is a symbol of good luck and prosperity. The winery describes the Tanuki Bob wine as "an easy-going, cheeky, and mischievous animal that likes to do nothing better than to eat, drink, and scratch its tummy".

The whole grapes undergo a semi-carbonic maceration in 4,000-litre oak foudres and the resulting wine then spends nine months in these casks. It then stands in stainless steel tanks for a further nine months before being bottled. The grape vines are cultivated ecologically in a pebble-laden reddish soil (reminding us of Châteauneuf-du-Pape) with a covering of vegetation to encourage the variety and richness of the life found there.

With a pale and bright ruby red colour, this wine gives off energy. The way the light reflects on it shows off its vigour and verticality. It has aromas of mountain herbs, wild strawberries, liquorice, shrubs and stones. When being consumed, it is agile but complex; tannic, fresh, and tempting. It has hints of Burgundy wines, or even Galician ones; flowery, ethereal, and seductive, from a rustic base.

Food pairing

Veal carpaccio / Cheeses with herbs / Roasted pork




    • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
    • Decanting:Aeration is recommended

    Customer reviews

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    by: Rodrigo Vargas (04/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

    Good value

    Good value wine. Elegant and mineral. Very balanced overall.

    by: Jose Jesus Herrerias Garcia (28/12/2020) - Vintage 2018


    Diferente, ligero y fresco. Demasiado ligero, con toques salinos y aromas a frutos rojos.

    by: David Hita (26/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

    buen monovarietal mallorquin

    Suave y bien conseguido mantonegro. acompañó bien a una tabla de quesos y foie. muy recomendale

    by: King Crimson (24/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

    Buen vino a buen precio

    Equilibrado en ácidez, se bebe sin sobresaltos, ideal para acompañar carnes, pasta, etc .Lo he comprado dos veces y repetiré.

    by: GerBrighton (10/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

    Mantonegro a real gem

    In the nose very herbal with strawberry , bread yeast and grilled meat Int the palate more strawberries, very enjoyable Perfect match for a traditional english sunday roast

    4 Kilos Vinícola

    4 Kilos Vinícola

    Francesc Grimalt and Sergio Caballero are the two partners in this bodega, producing wines under the geographical indication of Vino de la Tierra de Mallorca, with a passionate and overriding belief in quality without the need for a huge financial commitment: '4 kilos' alludes to the modest initial investment of 4 million pesetas.