Ponce La Xara 2018
£8.95 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The recently bottled 2018 La Xara felt a little reductive and undeveloped, with a sharper profile, very fluid and long, and polished tannins. This is one 2018 that feels superior to its 2017 sibling. All reds ferment with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts. It has varietal aromas closer to the Garnacha from Gredos than those from Aragón, and the palate also has the granite texture. Very tasty and with 0.5% less alcohol than the 2017. This matured in a 5,000-liter oak foudre and a 4,500-liter oak vat. There are 10,000 bottles of this.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Aged for 12 months in old French oak foudres.