2018 Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles Especial

89.95 74.34
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Ferrer Bobet
Year 2018
Grape Carignan
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2030
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The road winds along the steep slopes of the mountains, connecting the two villages of Falset and Porrera in the southeast of the Comarca Priorat in the province of Tarragona. Vineyards, Mediterranean pines and holm oaks provide colorful speckles of green and brown amidst the reddish color that dominates this region. Behind a sharp bend, our goal appears: the Ferrer Bobet vineyard, an impressive building that towers over the valley that surrounds it. Some have described it as a ship stranded among the vineyards, others as a glider floating on the edge of the abyss. In any case, it is the symbol of a project marked by respect: respect for wine culture and the world of wine, respect for the barren region with a long tradition of wine-growing and finally respect for wine lovers. With this project, Ferrer and Bobet aim to produce a wine "that reflects the mineral essence that characterizes these areas with purity and harmony"

The showpiece of Ferrer Bobet. This special wine deserves all the attention. A rich, juicy wine with very concentrated red fruit flavours. A complex body and very long finish make this wine a pleasure to drink.

The Selecció Especial is pure 100% pure Cariñena coming from centennial vines in the village of Porrera, planted on slopes (not terraces) mostly oriented northeast in search of freshness. The grapes are chosen one by one and fermented in oak, after which it is allowed to 'grow up' for 18 months in new French oak barrels. Cariñena can produce incredibly elegant wines with exuberant aromas of oak, red fruit, leather, Asian spices and wet slate. On the palate, this Especial is full bodied with grainy tannins and great intensity and power, but extremely balanced. This has concentration and fresh minerality and is very balanced. It is advisable to decant the bottle half an hour in advance. Only 3000 bottles of this vintage were produced. This scarce wine should not be missing in a beautiful Priorat collection. 96/100 Parker & 95/100 Suckling

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Ferrer Bobet
Grape Carignan
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 96
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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