Red Wine Quest 2016

Crianza red wine from Costers del Segre. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.

Crianza. 17 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Wineries: Castell d'Encús
P 94 ñ 93 92 93

Availability: In stock

€36.55
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The production of Quest was the result of a long search. Mr. Raül Bobet, one of Spain's most internationally acclaimed winemakers, had been looking for a place located between 850 and 1000 metres above sea level, where altitude could help prevent the effects of climate change.

Finally, he found it in Castell d'Encús, a former settlement of the Hospitaller monks - also known as the Knights of Malta -  located in the southern slope of the Pre-Pyrenees, a region belonging to the Catalan DO of Costers del Segre. Amazingly, the place still has several open-air stone vats dating back from the 12th century and dug by the monks themselves.

A true internationalist, Mr. Bobet crafted this Spanish red wine from a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.

Manually harvested in little boxes, the grapes of this red wine from Costers del Segre were fermented in the open-air stone vats, in the midst of a pristine, unspoiled natural environment. After that, Quest 2016 was aged for 17 months in French oak barrels. The wine was not filtered or stabilized before its bottling.

Decant this wine at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Production of 8,200 bottles.

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Appearance

The red wine Quest by Raül Bobet has a medium-high cherry coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

Elegant, complex and unconventional, this Bordeaux blend from Costers del Segre conveys a sense of absolute precision and a feeling of pure nature. Aromas of blackberries and ripe plums, hints of red and blue flowers and some subdued spicy notes, particularly black pepper. The Cabernet shows in the typical green bell pepper aromas, underscored by an elegantly mineral layer.

Palate

This red wine by Castell d'Encús has volume, grip and a complexity that is just beginning to unfold. Fruit is amazingly pure, nuanced by remembrances of thyme and laurel, and some toasted and vegetal hints. Lively tannins, superb acidity and a very long, mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

The red wine Quest 2016 takes winemaking to a superior stage. A first-class job by Raul Bobet.

OTHER VINTAGES

Quest 2014:

Aged for 15 months. Enterwine 95. Parker 93/93+.

Quest 2013:

Enterwine 95. Parker 94.

Quest 2012:

Peñín 94. Parker 92.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Costers del Segre
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 17
Parker's Score 94
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot.
Pairings Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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2 Reviews
Mr. Quest
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I have the utmost respect for Mr. Bobet. He is undboubtedly one the world's top winemakers. This wine proves that right now he is at the top of his game. A spectacular Bordeaux blend with a dizzying purity of expression..
Review by (Posted on 20 December 2018)
quest
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A GREAT wine. Not good, but GREAT. In 5 years it will peak and become a memorable experience.
Review by (Posted on 21 August 2018)
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