Bernabeleva Carril del Rey 2017
27.80€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Carril del Rey has a very pale color, the palest of the single vineyard reds, as the Garnacha here tends to have less color in warmer vintages when the ripening is faster and deeper colors in cooler years when ripening is slower and more complete. This is always a more Mediterranean expression of Garnacha, but this year the wine is unusually fine, elegant, aromatic and floral, with less alcohol than the 2018 I tasted next to it. It has an herbal and spicy twist, which makes it quite attractive. It's quite ethereal and showy, quite delicate. This seems to transcend the vintage. 2,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2019.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Aged for 13 months in French oak barrels of 225 and 600 litres capacity.
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