2010 El Wanderer Alt Emporda Carinyena

wanderer carignanCarinyena is the local Catalan word for Carignan. The first El Wanderer Alt Emporda Carinyena came from the 2008 vintage. The grapes are sourced from vines over a century old and located in the far north-eastern corner of Spain. The good stuff. 30% new French oak, 10% whole bunches.

Rustic and complex. Leather, pouch tobacco, fresh red and blue berries, tomato paste and earthy undertow playing foil to the juicy acidity. A savoury core with assertive nutty tannins which are part of the essence of the variety. Has depth and endurance. Special gear. Worth laying some down for the future too. 94+

Region: Catalonia, Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Diam
Price: $55
Tasted: September 2013


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