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El Hombre Bala 2016

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€15.50

El Hombre Bala 2016

Characteristics

  • Vintage. 10 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

ñ 92
Peñín Score 92
93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

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Details

The exceedingly interesting El Hombre Bala is one of the three wines crafted by the Comando G winery within the Uvas Felices ("Happy Grapes") project.

Usually a single varietal Grenache, the new vintage of this Spanish red wine comes with a touch of Carignan that gives more traction to the blend.

Both varieties come from old vines from 50 to 100 years of age grown in plots composed of granite soils, located at altitudes between 900 and 1000 metres and farmed following biodynamic principles. The wine is marketed under the Vinos de Madrid DO label.

The vineyards are located in Sierra de Gredos (Gredos mountain range), an area that, despite not having any legal recognition due to bureaucratic ineptitude, has raised to prominence as one of Spain's hottest wine spots.

Separately harvested and vinified, the grape bunches were destemmed and then fermented and macerated in wooden vats and French oak barrels. Then El Hombre Bala 2016 was aged for 10 months in 400 and 700-litre French oak barrels.

Drink this red wine from Madrid over the next 6 years. Decant 1 hour before drinking.

 

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine El Hombre Bala has a very bright, clean, low cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

First thing we notice in this Grenache from Madrid is the remarkable purity of the nose. Red berries, lollipop and bitter herbs, alongside a touch of fennel, toast and spices. As this wine from Sierra de Gredos opens, we perceive nuances of liquor-infused fruit, violets and underbrush.

Palate

Lively and elegant, this wine by Comando G is reminiscent of ripe red fruit, aniseed, aromatic herbs and sweet spices. Good acidity, with a real sense of terroir and polished tannins. Long finish with some underbrush remembrances and hints of flowers and menthol.

Our personal opinion

Fresh, intense and joyful, El Hombre Bala 2016 is a superb value from the Gredos mountain range.

OTHER VINTAGES

El Hombre Bala 2015:

Enterwine 93.

El Hombre Bala 2014:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

El Hombre Bala 2013:

Parker 93.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Vinos de Madrid
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Vintage
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 92
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena.
Pairings Bull meat, Duck, Meat and vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Steak Tartare, Stews
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
  1. bullet man review by seeker on 1/4/2019
    Value

    I love this wine. Gredos is a fascinating region.

  2. Bala wine review by Pol on 4/16/2018
    Value

    I really enjoyed this garnacha from Gredos. It is delicately mineral and very expressive. Excellent!!!

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