Year after year, Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial (black label) proves that it is possible for a wine to combine an unmistakably Mediterranean character with a supreme, cool climate elegance.
This outstanding effort is a single varietal Spanish red wine made from low-yielding, over 100-years-old Carignan vines planted in steep slate slopes in the very heart of Priorat.
Carignan can sometimes be inexpressive during its youth. However, the passing of time exponentially enhances the vines, taking its roots deeper into the soil and transforming old Carignans into some of the purest expressions of terroir you will find in Spain. In fact, old Carignan expresses like no other grape the deeply mineral, slate soils of Priorat.
After two selection processes the alcoholic fermentation of the hand-picked grapes was made in 15 and 30 hl. wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation and a 18-month ageing period took place in fine grain, medium-light toasted French oak barrels.
After that, Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2015, by the Ferrer Bobet winery, spent a minimum of 11 months in the bottle.The wine was not fined in order to preserve its unique personality.
To appreciate this Priorat red wine in its full glory, we strongly recomment that you decant this wine for a minimum of 3 hours before you drink it.
Properly stored, this varietal old-vines Carignan will drink wonderfully until at least 2030.
The wine Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial has a deep garnet robe with a ruby red rim.
This superb Crianza red wine by the Ferrer Bobet winery is breathtakingly elegant and deep. Black cherries, mulberries, figs and black currants combine with floral touches over a deep background of minerality and chinese ink. Hints of balsam, lavender, dry earth, african cocoa, sweet liquorice, Mediterranean garrigue, charcoal and fallen leaves. A kaleidoscope wine.
A mighty old-vines Carignan from Priorat with an unbelievable balance and a tightly knit structure. The wine truly squares the circle: full-bodied, elegant, tasty and subtle. Ripe black fruits go hand in hand with an ever-present minerality, hints of Habana cigars, notes of leather and dreamy touches of eastern spices. Rounded tannins and a perfectly integrated acidity make the wine smooth on the palate. The ending is like no other: fresh, uplifting, everlasting.
|Our personal opinion||
A very special wine, Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2015 is already a gem. However, in the next years it will surely reach new, unexpected heights.
Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2014:
Enterwine 96. James Suckling 95. Peñín 93.
Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2013:
Enterwine 94. James Suckling 95. Peñín 94. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2017: 9,60/10.
Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2012:
Parker 95. Enterwine 95. Peñín 92.
Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2011:
Parker 95. Peñín 94.
Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2010:
Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2009:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Four hours before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Roasted foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Read my lips.: EX.TRA.OR.DI.NA.RY.
Simply miraculous. So fresh you almost have to put on a coat to drink it.
Priorat produces the world's best Carignans, and this is one the absolute best. Black slate distilled into an intoxicating wine of an incredible depth, with a fruit so pure it seems out of this world. Besides, this beauty will live for many years.