2012 Montessu

Agricola Punica, Sardinia, Italy

Drinking Now 2022

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Tasting Notes

A blend of 60% Carignano with the balance made up of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. A beautifully fresh red, a hint of structure and fine backbone of acidity but predominately a weighty concentration of plum, dark cherry and subtle spice. Ageing in old oak has softened the texture and provided balance without adding any overt oak character. The finish is mineral with a hint of rubber and a powerful whack of bitter cherry that lifts the palate. Can be approached now but will only benefit from another 6 months in bottle.

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Agricola Punica

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Sardinia, Italy

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The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...

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