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La Estacada Syrah-Merlot 2013

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La Estacada Syrah-Merlot 2013

Characteristics

  • Barrel. 8 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

91
Enterwine Score 91
91
Media rating 91

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Details

The Syrah and Merlot grapes that make the blend of the red wine La Estacada Syrah-Merlot Cosecha de la Familia, by the Finca La Estacada winery, grow in a dry, Mediterranean soil composed of limestone and clay.

In order to increase the structure and the ageing potential of the wine, the Syrah grapes, coming from low-yielding vines, were macerated with their skins over an extended period of time.

Marketed under the label of the Uclés DO, La Estacada Syrah-Merlot 2013 was aged in French oak barrels for 8 months.

Finally, the wine spent a further 4 months in the bottle prior to its launching onto the market.

Decant a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.

Drink now until 2021.

Additional Information

Appearance

This Spanish red wine has a youthful, high cherry robe with a garnet hue at the rim.

Nose

Notes of olive pate, wild berries, mineral hints and some balsamic, smoky touches. Scents of violets and dry herbs, along with noble wood and a creamy arabica coffee.

Palate

Sensuous and lush, the wine has loads of ripe black fruit and displays notes of coffee, pastry cream and oriental spices along with a remarkable freshness. Well-rounded tannins and good acidity. Medium finish with some bitter, vermouth-like hints.

Our personal opinion

A surprising Syrah from La Mancha. An earnest red wine made from two first-class international varieties.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Estacada Syrah-Merlot 2011:

Peñín 90.

Year 2013
Type Red
D.O. Uclés
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety “Syrah”: “Merlot”:
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cooked foods, Duck, Game animals, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
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