Isaac Fernandez Selección
Ribeira Sacra (Spain), Spain (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese
These fifty-plus year-old Mencía vines have succeeded nicely in 2016, offering up a fine aromatic constellation of cassis, pepper, espresso, graphite, a superb base of slate and a topnote of bonfire. On the palate the wine is pure, fullbodied and nicely sappy at the core, with impressive transparency, modest tannins and a long, tangy and complex finish. This is still a young wine and will gain in complexity with further bottle age, but it is very nicely balanced out of the blocks and already a pleasure to drink. Quite a classic example of the slightly moredelicate style of Mencía planted on the terraces above the Miño River.
91 points - view from the Cellar : Issue 75 July 2018> Learn More
Costers del Segre (Spain), Spain (Spain)
6 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
3 bottles x Thalarn 2012
3 bottles x Quest 2011
"The 2012 Thalarn is a great cool-climate Syrah, reminiscent of a Northern Rhone, or rather a Syrah from Valais, with its wild, slightly rustic character. Right now it is covered by the baby fat and the aromas from the best French oak money can buy, as it’s extremely young, and needs some years to grow up. While delicious right now, it will only get better if you wait. It has a fine palate, with a silky texture and saturated, round tannins. The 2008, the first vintage from a cool year which only reached 11.3% alcohol, is sublime now, if that gives you a hint about drinking windows. Drink 2015-2022."
95 points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Feb 2014
Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh blueberry and woodsmoke, with a suave floral quality emerging with air. Sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors put on weight with and pick up a floral pastille nuance. Fresh and energetic, with a lingering note of dark berry preserves on the supple finish.
96 points - Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine> Learn More