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Bierzo La Faraona 2018

Limitiert

pikant & würzig
frische Säure
saftig
100
100
2
Mencia 97%, Diverse 3%
5
rot
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2026–2065
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
3
Lobenberg: 100/100
Parker: 100/100
Penin: 98/100
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Spanien, Bierzo
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Bierzo La Faraona 2018

100
/100

Lobenberg: Die Trauben stammen aus halben Hektar großen Parzelle, die einst auch Weißwein lieferte aber dann umgepfropft wurde. Leuchtendes Kirschrot, granatfarbener Saum. Ein ausdrucksstarkes Potpourri an roten Früchten, reife Pflaume, balsamische Noten und getrocknete Kräuter. Am Gaumen ultra konzentriert aber immer fein und doch auch tänzelnd im nicht ausklingend wollenden Abgang. Hier zeigt sich die ganze kühle Art des Bierzos, die in Verbindung mit der säurereichen Rebsorte Menzia einen extrem mineralischen Wein ergibt. 100/100

100
/100

Parker über: Bierzo La Faraona

-- Parker: The often-mysterious and ever-changing 2018 La Faraona comes from the vineyard called El Ferro, a very special plot ('I personally prune each single vine from La Faraona,' Ricardo once told me. 'She's mine!') of only 0.55 hectares that probably has 8% white grapes of the Godello and Jerez varieties. The vines are 72 years old on a very steep southeast-facing slope at 800 to 860 meters in altitude, and there is a tectonic fault that crosses the land and brings an unusual combination of elements and very shallow soils with the mother rock barely 30 centimeters down. The partly destemmed grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts in an oak vat, and the wine matured in foudre and barrique for 12 months. The perfume coming out of the glass was simply mind-boggling, a subtle and complex combination of flowers, herbs and spices that had taken me to different places (often the Loire) in the past, but this time it took me to the green and humid slopes of the Bierzo, the wet soils and the Atlantic smell of the ferns and moss. This is the most Atlantic of the 2018s. It has freshness and lightness but also lots of energy and light. It has great purity, a very strong sense of place, and it encapsulates the humid slopes of Corullón like no other. This is nothing short of amazing. Ricardo told me this has been the only vintage of La Faraona where the wine was harmonious all the way, starting from the grapes, which gives me an idea of a wine that is going to show and drink nicely throughout its life. It's different from the 2014, which was from a cooler year, but this is every bit as good. 1,666 bottles, 54 magnums, 10 double magnums and six jeroboams were filled the 22nd of January 2020. They've been regrafting a good percentage of the white vines to red for eight years. 100/100

98
/100

Penin über: Bierzo La Faraona

-- Penin: Kirschrot. Aromen: komplex, ausdrucksvoll, würzig, Fleischnoten, erdig, blumig. Am Gaumen: elegant, voll, lang, nachhaltig. 98/100

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Descendientes de J. Palacios

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