Allende Gaminde 2015
41.50€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of two new vineyard-designated reds produced for the first time in 2015, the 2015 Gaminde was sourced from a plot planted in Briones back in 1942 at 495 meters of altitude on clay and gravel soils. The bunches were selected, then the grapes were sorted by a new optical machine and put to ferment uncrushed in a French oak vat after a cold soak. Malolactic was in barrel followed by 16 months in new French barriques. This comes from red soils with clay, soils that tend to deliver more fruit-forward wines, a little baroque, juicy and tasty. It's quite fruit-driven, with glossy tannins, balsamic with more volume. A showy, ripe, modern Rioja with some lactic hints. 9,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2017.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
Estimated transit time: 2-3 working days.