2016 Ferrer Bobet Priorat

Year: 2016
Appellation: Priorat
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 92+
James Suckling: 97
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%

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DUE IN: WINTER 2020

Price :
$39.95

"2016 was a fresher year than 2015, and so the 2016 Ferrer-Bobet is also fresher than the 2015, with a little less alcohol and more acidity. The blend changed a bit—there is less Syrah and Cabernet (a constant in the last few years)—to 60% Cariñena, 25% Garnacha, 10% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a beautiful nose of fresh fruit, with cherries and a peachy quality, very subtle oak and spices. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and vibrant acidity. 22,475 bottles and 500 magnums produced. It was bottled in March 2018.

They are in the process of making a sweet vin de paille at Ferrer-Bobet. But for now I tasted two vintages of their dry red wines." (WA)

"Such purity of ripe blackberries and dark cherries, as well as redder, cherry notes, really makes a striking impression on the nose. The fresh florals and leafy nuances are followed by such pure berries and red plums. The tannins are stunning, so polished and perfectly formed, holding super long and fresh. Wow. Drink or hold." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Grapes from our vineyards planted on licorella slate terraces and hillsides in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and 20 years old vineyards nearby Porrera. The grapes are picked by hand into 10 kg boxes and undergo exhaustive classification on a double sorting table. Fermented in 15 and 30 hectoliter wood, steel and cement vats. Aged in French oak barrels, 60% new, for 12 months.