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Aljibes Cabernet Franc 2015

Aljibes Cabernet Franc

2015
Castilla (Spain)

There's no denying that finding a single varietal is no easy task and even more so when looking for ...

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£10.04

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Aljibes Cabernet Franc 2015

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

There's no denying that finding a single varietal is no easy task and even more so when looking for one that's both pleasant and expressive. Aljibes Cabernet Franc fulfils all these requirements, a silky and delicate single varietal from La Mancha.

Bodega Los Aljibes is housed in a building that's in the typical La Mancha style, surrounded by 178 hectares of vineyards, at a height of almost a thousand metres. In fact, this is a determining factor in the style of its wines; the strong contrast in day and night temperatures due to the altitude enables a slow maturation which enhances the aromatic element and freshness of the wines. The land is poor in organic matter, with high levels of limestone which confer an extra degree of elegance on the wine.

Even at first sight there's evidence of less extraction than in other Cabernet Francs, as it appears an intense colour but of medium density. On the nose, delicate liqueur notes are revealed with floral and spicy aromas. The palate is restrained as regards the tannic element, as the varietal dictates; fresh, juicy and balsamic, with sweet tannins. Toasty nuances emerge, smoky touches and aromas of olive paste, cooled down by mineral notes and hints of recently cut grass. Rounded, complex yet very easy to figure out, a first-rate gateway to the world of the Cabernet Franc.

Food pairing

Paté / Oven-baked fish / Goat's cheese / Roast lamb / Oven-cooked meats

Tasting notes

  • ViewGarnet / Intense
  • Bouquet:Elegant / Fruit aromas
  • Mouth:Powerful / Mineral notes / Herbaceous notes / Sweet tannins

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: G. Mertens (08/03/2017) - Vintage 2012

Great price/performance rating

Translucent rusty appearance. Beautiful nose of butterscotch, a surprising note of candied salmon, cherry blossoms, old cedar wood and nutmeg. An intense bouquet thats well rounded and becomes more smokey as it oxidizes. Palate provides an intriguing medley of tropical fruits such as papaya and guava, along with plumb and pencil shavings. Medium dry with a good amount of tannin. A great franc again!

by: Miguel (14/04/2017) - Vintage 2012

Perfecto

Perfecto el producto y el servicio. Repetiré ambos sin ninguna duda. Lo recomiendo a todo el mundo que le guste el buen vino y la seriedad en el servicio

Bodegas los Aljibes

Bodegas los Aljibes

The winery is located in the centre of the Finca Los Aljibes estate, at Chinchilla de Montearagón (Albacete), and surrounded by 178 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of almost one thousand metres. The area comes under the Vino de la Tierra de Castilla denomination. Los Aljibes is a functional and modern winery that concentrates on and is designed for the purpose of creating wines of high expression. The vineyards, production and fermentation rooms, the 18 vats of French o...