As Caborcas 2011

Ladeiras Do Xil – Telmo Rodriguez

As Caborcas 2011

Godello, Mencia
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2015–2029
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
pikant & würzig
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 95+/100
John Gilman: 94/100
Parker: 92+/100
Spanien, Valdeorras
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
As Caborcas 2011


Lobenberg: Frei übersetzt: 'Nordost ausgerichtet'. Hinter diesem Namen verbirgt sich das neueste Projekt von Telmo Rodriguez und Pablo Eguzkiza. Die Weinstöcke sind zwischen 50 und 70 Jahren alt und stehen in einer Höhe von 550 Metern an den Hängen des Flusses Bibei auf granitreichen Böden. Es gibt insgesamt nur 1200 Flaschen! Der 2010er wurde 2013 von dem rennomiertesten Weinführer Spaniens, dem Guia Penin, als 'Bester Newcomer' ausgezeichnet. Ein 'organic' Wein wie ein biodynamischer Cabernet Franc von der Loire, puristisch, rein, krautwürzig, und in seiner ultrafeinen Kirschfrucht und sensationellen Frische und salzigen Mineralik eine ungeheure Bereicherung der spanischen Rotweinlandschaft. 95+/100


John Gilman über: As Caborcas

-- John Gilman: -- Gilman: The As Caborcas vineyard is a two hectare parcel of fifty to seventy year-old Mencía vines that are planted on granite soils in terraces sitting at two thousand feet of elevation, overlooking the Bibei River. The wine is fermented entirely with indigenous yeasts and is aged in two thousand liter French oak foudres for twelve months prior to bottling. The 2011 is pretty ripe for high altitude Mencía, coming in at an even fourteen percent, but it is impeccably balanced and truly an exceptional example of this varietal. The deep and very complex nose wafts from the glass in a very classy blend of dark berries, chicory, French roast, a touch of Hermitage-like medicinal tones, graphite, incipient notes of bonfire, a complex base of stony soil tones and a bit of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and complex, with a beautiful core of fruit, excellent soil signature, superb focus and balance and a long, moderately tannic and classy finish. There is still a bit of oak tannins on the backend that need to be integrated into the wine, but this is only a question of age, rather than balance, and there is no question that they will be absorbed nicely with a bit more bottle age. Other than the need for a bit more oak integration, the wine is already quite accessible, despite it being still quite youthful, and it is quite tasty to drink already. That said, it will clearly be far better with four to six years of bottle age and should easily last thirty-plus years in a cool cellar. Great juice. 94/100


Parker über: As Caborcas

-- Parker: The second vintage of this label, 2011 As Caborcas did not seem to have been able to equal the initial 2010. It's a field blend of very old vineyards with traditional red grapes; Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Garnacha Tintorera, Godello and Brencellao. The slope vineyards are on the banks of the Bibei river, overlooking the Ribeira Sacra appellation. The wine fermented with indigenous yeasts in 3,000-kilo oak vats and aged for some 15 months in big oak foudres. I had the chance to walk down the terraces where these old vineyards are planted. I find that the wine reflects the wilderness and character of the place, with ripe red and black fruit, and some balsamic aromas that made me think if Mediterranean herbs like thyme and esparto grass. It has a very intense, ripe palate with marked flavors and moderate acidity. The warmish 2011 did not manage to reach the poise of the 2010 but it's a superb effort for the character of the year. 2,328 bottles were produced. 92+/100

Mein Winzer

Ladeiras Do Xil – Telmo Rodriguez

Gemeinsam mit seinem Önologenteam, bestehend aus seinem kongenialen Partner der ersten Stunde, dem baskischen Önologen Pablos Eguzkiza, und dem später hinzu gekommenen Önologen und französischem Basken Richard Echats, entschied das spanische Allround-Talent Telmo Rodriguez sich im Jahre 2002 sich...

As Caborcas 2011