Notes of lime and orange blossoms abound alongside stony, nuanced mineral. There is a fullness here that is finely balanced by a graceful, delicate mint and sage freshness. This Clos du Bourg Demi Sec treads like a tightrope walker between citrus acidity and the sweet florals of honeysuckle. Complex and incredibly fine, this wine was made in minute quantities. What it lack for in quantity it more than makes up for in class.
RS 19 g/l. Honey, apple, a tiny spicy note. Retains its fruit character more convincingly than the Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec. Excellent fruit clarity on the finish, with concentration to last. 13.5%. Drink 2018-2026
17+/20 Richard Hemming MW
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...more
Bottle 75cl £35.08