This single vineyard is cooler than other blocks on the Garzón estate, boasting steep slopes and thin soils with excellent drainage. The wine is one hundred percent tannat, clocking in at 14.5 percent alcohol. It is aged 12 to 18 months on its lees in French oak barrels and casks. A powerful tannat it comes with something most don’t – elegance. Though the nose is slightly closed at this young stage, the potency of this wine is felt on its powerful palate, with driving blackcurrant, blackberry, thorns, violets that lift with fine acidity. Tannins are rich and dense, as expected but with balance and sophistication. The wine is not for drinking now but the bones and structure and intensity promise much down the road by 2020.
Score: 91 points -- Anthony Gismondi, March 2017