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La Bodega de Pinoso "Pontos Merlot barrica" 2005, D.O. Alicante.
Color: dark and deep red with some browning (rim).
warm and earthy, spicy and with impressions of smoke, vanilla, wood and
some chocolate, very ripe, a bit heady and a touch sweet, quite mature,
also some impressions of mushrooms, some complexity.
good intensity, powerful, mature, warm, round, rich and mild, ripe and
smoky, with very ripe dried fruit, vanilla, spices, earth, tobacco,
leather, many ripe and sweet tannins, good extract and ample alcohol, good balance.
round and soft but also with some spicy tannins, earthy of
smoke and tobacco, quite mature and warm style.
A rich, warm, mature and intense wine with lots of smoky, earthy
and spicy nuances, some dried fruit, tobacco and
leather, very ripe and soft character with some matching spicy
tannins. Very good wine with the typical warm character of the region
combined with the rich and earthy style of Merlot.
This wine must be
drunk soon to enjoy its sweet and round character, further maturing
will bring more chocolate, tobacco impressions, less softness and a
more prominent "hot" (alcoholic) character. Drink until mid 2009.
This wine is made of the classic Merlot grape, more adapted
to much cooler regions. This wine has more Spanish
character than Merlot-character, but shows how not native grapes can be
used in a different setting.
Modern techniques and a very skilled wine maker fashion this
wine into a easy to drink and individual wine of good
The regional (very hot and dry) climate is kind to organic viticulture as one can
taste in other wines of this producer: the dry white Vermador and red Vermador, both are not a middle of the road wines, they are a statement
of dedication, quality and respect for terroir.
The Spanish seem to
do the right thing when it comes to wine making. Huge investments were
(and are being) made in the wineries and vineyards with impressive
wines as a result. La
Bodega de Pinoso is a big cooperative producer to watch closely, since
vintage 2006 several wines have made enormous progress. The
more aimed at the demanding export market, before 2006 the local and
Spanish market dictated the style: more sturdy and strong wines crying
out for rich dishes. Now various wines are produced that easily can
compete in style, quality and price with those of the New World. They
still are unmistakably Spanish in style which is a very good thing
these days: preserving the precious identity that makes wine so
fascinating and enjoyable. Other non-organic brand: Torre del Reloj.
- lotnr.: unknown
- tasted: 12-11-’08
- estimated retail price ca. 6,00 euro
- average production: unknown
- La Bodega De Pinoso,
Coop. V., Mrs. Katerina Prazakova, Paseo de la Constitución 82,
03650 Pinoso (Alicante) ; tel.: +34-965 477 04 ; fax.:
+34-966 970 149 ; mobile: +34-620 341 237 ; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; web site: www.labodegadepinoso.com