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Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2016

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€33.95

Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 15 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

P 94
Parker Score 94
93
Enterwine Score 93
94
Media rating 94

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Details

The remarkable Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles - meaning "old vines" - is made from around 100-year-old Carignan and Grenache vineyards. Grown in Priorat for centuries, no other varieties express the dry, dark soil of the region better than those two.

The 2016 vintage of this Spanish red wine by Ferrer Bobet is made from a blend of 70% Carignan and 30% Grenache. 

The grapes were picked by hand and, after a careful selection process, completed alcoholic fermentation in wooden and stainless steel tanks. Then the wine was put in fine grain, medium-light toasted French oak barrels, where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 15 months.

As usual, Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2016 was neither clarified nor filtered, and spent a further 11 months in the bottle before its commercial release onto the market.

We strongly recommend that you decant this red wine from Priorat for 2 hours before you drink it. However, a longer period of aeration will greatly improve the wine's expressiveness,

Production of 25,000 bottles.

This wine won the Vinari de Bronze 2019 in the age-worthy red wines category.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles has a dark, deep cherry colour with a bright purple rim.

Nose

This exquisite blend of old-vines Grenache and Carignan has a high aromatic intensity, beginning with jamy, lush fruits like blackcurrants, plums, raspberries and blackberries. We also find hints of spices -vanilla, clove and pepper-, buttery caramel notes and balsamic aromas of cedar and sandalwood. Sophisticated floral aromas of violets in bloom take us for a moment to Burgundy, but the earthy, refreshing smell of llicorella, Priorat's trademark, soon bring us back home.

Palate

What a pleasure! This Crianza red wine is silky, suave texture full of ripe fruit, chocolate, toffee with a refreshing, evocative, black slate minerality in the background. A tight wine, with firm acidity, rock-solid structure and savoury tannins, this Priorat by Ferrer Bobet is slowly approaching its apex, displaying finesse, breadth and complexity.

Our personal opinion

Who said Priorat only produces sturdy wines? Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2016 is rich, elegant and vibrant. A true expression of a magical place.

OTHER VINTAGES

Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2015:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 95. Decanter 97. James Suckling 94.

Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94.

Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2013:

Peñín 94. Parker 93+.

Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2011:

Parker 93, Peñín 93.

Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2010:

Parker 94, Peñín 94.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Parker Score 94
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award Vinari Awards 2019: Silver Vinari - Young Red Wine category.
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Cariñena 70%, Garnacha Tinta 30%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. old vines bobet review by Oasis on 1/4/2019
    Value

    Getting there, but not quite yet. Needs 4 more years or so to reach the top.

  2. Bo.Bo review by Bobby London on 5/9/2018
    Value

    Remains consistent vintage after vintage. On my top list.

  3. bobet review by Red Sox on 10/11/2017
    Value

    One of Priorat's great wines. It has everything: depth, complexity and real elegance. Outstanding!!

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