Enate - Cabernet Sauvignon - Reserva2012
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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James Suckling 93
Age has delivered a savory thread to the ripe, spiced dark-plum and earthy aromas on offer here. The palate is rich, plush and bold with plenty of ripe, dark plums and berries.
by JS, James Suckling , 2019
Color: Dark-red cherry, garnet rim
Nose: Fruit preserve, sweet spices, balsamic herbs, old leather
Palate: Spicy, round tannins, long, good acidity
by PN, PeninGuide , 2019
Ultimate Wine Challenge 93
Generous aromas of cassis, plum and fennel root leap from the glass. The palate displays a classic old world profile with dusty tannins and savory flavors. The creme de cassis, black tea, and dried rosemary linger through the long finish.
by UWC, Ultimate Wine Challenge , 2019
It is the perfect accompaniment to red meat and game.
This wine boasts a beautifully intense red colour. It unleashes a complex aromatic range on the nose; wild fruit such as blackberry and redcurrant, and balsamic aromas including a nuance of mint, are revealed against a subtle background of vanilla, pepper and bay leaf. Structured on the palate with well balanced tannins of great quality, this wine has a wonderfully long finish with a suggestion of toasted aromas and tobacco.
After destemming and light crushing upon arrival at the winery, the must was fermented in stainless steel tanks at carefully controlled temperatures of between 26º-28 ºC. Once the process of malolactic fermentation had finished, the wine was left to age in French oak barrels for a period of one year. This was followed by a further period in tank to round off the wine before bottling.
By combining age-old traditions with the latest winemaking techniques, we have been able to create an impressive, oak-aged wine that is both balanced and age-worthy, with excellent potential for developing further in the bottle.
Significant rainfall and lower than the normal temepratures during April and May, followed by storms and strong winds during the month of June, brought about a notable delay to the start of the harvest (it eventually got under way on 27th August) aswell as a considerable reduction in yield. Despite what could have been expected in a year as wet as 2008, the grapes arrived at the winery in impeccable condition thanks to meticulous pest control carried out in the vineyards.