'...one of the purest expressions of Syrah in Spain. Bravo!'- Luis Gutiérrez
A spicey and inviting blend of Syrah and Bobal, crafted by one of our favourite Spanish winemakers Javier Revert. Javi is certainly one of Spain's great young talents, and he lends his skills wonderfully to the wines of Finca Sandoval. Effortlessly inviting on the nose, with dark and brooding notes of blackberry, plum and blueberry compote. Like eating blackberries off a blackberry bush!
'Manchuela, almost unknown and forgotten until recently, offers some outstanding limestone terroirs on a high plateau surrounded by mountain ranges ─ the birthplace of the Bobal grape.' - Finca Sandoval
I also tasted the 2020 Finca Sandoval, which is 80% Syrah from their best plots with 15% Bobal and 5% Moravia Agria that give it more freshness. It fermented with 40% full clusters and matured in large oak foudre for 18 months. This is very northern Rhône Syrah, with intense varietal aromas of violets, dark berries, smoked bacon, tapenade and a touch of tar, à la Gonon. It's juicy, powerful and balanced, with very fine tannins, combining concentration with elegance. This has to be the finest Finca Sandoval and one of the purest expressions of Syrah in Spain. Bravo!