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Guímaro Finca Pombeiras 2017

£36.05 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)

Guímaro
Ribeira Sacra

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Parker Points: 95+
Peñin Points:  

£36.05 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

There was no 2016 as the vineyards were hit by a terrible hailstorm the 15th of August 2016, so I only tasted the 2017 Finca Pombeiras. This is always more powerful and has a little more tannin than Finca Capeliños. This is from a south-facing plot on mainly schist soils (but there's also a little granite), and it was fermented with 100% full clusters, which usually lends to a more powerful wine. In 2017, the character of the vineyard clearly comes through. It's always a wine that takes longer than Capeliños to open up. They have been fine-tuning these single-plot wines, especially after 2013; they've been harvesting earlier, trying to get more freshness and improve the drinkability of the wines. This is still extremely young, primary and undeveloped and should blossom with one more year in bottle, but it's not harsh at all and could be enjoyed young with powerful food. Some 800 bottles produced.

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