Antón de Tricó 2016
£18.07 (Inc. VAT & Duties bot. 75 cl.) / United Kingdom
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Like most of these wines, the red blend 2016 Antón is also named after one of García's grandsons, who must be young and a little naughty. The profile of the wine is much closer to a wine from Luis Anxo in Ribeiro that anything from Rías Baixas. It wasn't easy to get much information, but it's a traditional red blend from old vines than remain in one of their vineyards, produced in a simple way, without any oak. It is a similar blend of varieties in Ribeiro, and the zone is quite close, so it has the earthy and slightly rustic profile—but make that noble rusticity, as it's characterful and quite pleasant. It has some grainy tannins and a dry, tasty finish. It's 12% alcohol and has good acidity. It's quite young and is aging at a slow pace. I quite like it, even if García is quite pessimistic about the commercial future of this style of red. Only 600 bottles were filled in June 2017.
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