Red Wine Thalarn 2016

Crianza red wine from Costers del Segre. Varietal Syrah aged for 12 months in barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Syrah,
Wineries: Castell d'Encús
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€33.90
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The remarkable Thalarn is a single varietal Syrah crafted by the prestigious Raül Bobet. The former chief technical director at Bodegas Torres, Mr. Bobet, one of the world's leading oenologists, currently devotes most of his time to Castell d'Encús, his personal project.

Located at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level, on the Catalan side of the Pyrenees, the 3-hectare estate is farmed according to the principles of organic and byodinamic farming.

Vinification of this Spanish red wine followed a complex and meticulous process. One part of the wine was macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks, another part in oak vats, and the rest in open-air stone vats dating from the 12th century, hewn by the Hospitaller monks who at that time inhabited the area.

Subsequently, the wine was blended and transferred into 70% new French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 12 months. This wine from the DO Costers del Segre was neither filtered nor stabilized prior to its bottling.

We suggest that you decant Thalarn 2016 for at least 1 hour before you drink it.

12,100 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Thalarn has a slightly turbid, red berry colour with a violet rim.

Nose

Over a delicately toasted background, Thalarn from the Castell d'Encús winery offers some exuberant notes of juicy red fruit, vanilla, white and rose pepper, cardamom, blue flowers and a bundle of aromatic herbs, combined with ever-present mineral and earthy undertones.

Palate

Crafted with razor-sharp precision, this varietal Syrah from the Pyrenees is both a highly intellectual wine and a joyful and inviting one. Airy and spacious, conveying a tremendous impression of purity and a true sense of nature. Red fruit, mint, withered leaves, touches of chocolate. Perfect acidity, crunchy tannins and long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Produced by Castell d'Encús, one of Spain's most intellectually sophisticated wineries, Thalarn 2016 is a high-altitude Syrah which tastes like no other.

OTHER VINTAGES

Thalarn 2015:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Peñín 93.

Thalarn 2014:

Enterwine 95. Parker 95. Peñín 93.

Thalarn 2013:

Parker 93/93+.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Costers del Segre
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
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 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Syrah
Pairings bluefish, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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I was taken aback by the elegance of this wine. World-class Syrah here.
Review by (Posted on 26 February 2019)
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Impressive wine. Super deep and pure Syrah not entirely unlike those from the Valais, Switzerland.
Review by (Posted on 14 June 2018)
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