Red Wine Perelada Finca Garbet 2014

Red wine from L'Empordà made from a blend of Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah,
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Availability: In stock

€91.90
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An excepcional 12-hectare estate, Finca Garbet is located on one of the spurs of Cap de Creus, the headland that constitutes Spain's easternmost point.

Owned by Castillo de Perelada, the vineyards are planted in terraces composed of slate soils, directly facing the Mediterranean Sea.

Belonging to the DO Empordà, the place is constantly swept by a harsh, dry, unrelenting northern wind called Tramuntana, which is the most effective sanitizing agent that one can imagine. Besides that, it also operates as a natural temperature regulator.

This Spanish red wine is made from a blend of the varieties grown in that estate, namely Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. They were planted 20 years ago.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks with two daily pump-overs. Fermentation was carried out using indigenous yeasts, and maceration lasted for 30 days.

After that, Perelada Finca Garbet 2014 was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (Tronçais).

Decant this red wine from L'Empordà a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Finca Garbet Perelada has an deep cherry colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

An astonishing aromatic complexity in which the aromas of red and black fruit combine in the most seductive way with innumerable suggestions of aromatic herbs and Mediterranean garrigue. The notes of clove, cinnamon and exotic spices provide for a great counterpoint. Finally, at the bottom of this red wine from L'Empordà there is a deep, resounding minerality.

Palate

Bold, complex and voluminous. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah makes one think of the great Australian reds, though here there is a depth and a terroir-orientated side which is entirely original. The balance between fruit and wood is excellent, and the wine shows a phenomenal potential for improvement. The tannins of this Crianza red wine are delicious and finish is spellbinding, with a mineral aftertaste that is like a wonderful picture of the rugged Empordà terroir.

 

Our personal opinion

Big, deep, age-worthy, Perelada Finca Garbet 2014 is an exquisitely crafted wine.

OTHER VINTAGES

Perelada Finca Garbet 2009:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 95. Best Wine from L'Empordà. Parker 91.

Perelada Finca Garbet 2008:

Not released.

Perelada Finca Garbet 2007:

Parker 94. Peñín 94. Proensa Guide 94.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Percentage of variety Syrah 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%.
Pairings Birds, Chocolate, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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2 Reviews
garbet
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On a par with some truly big names from Australia. It is not cheap, but if you like the style it is worth it.
Review by (Posted on 23 February 2018)
Regal
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I was in serious awe after finishing this wine. The big structure and volume are perfectly complemented with the mark of terroir. Plenty of local character, with an international flair.
Review by (Posted on 21 September 2017)
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