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Garum 2018

Garum

2018
Cádiz (Spain)

Garum is a serious and elegant wine, almost Bordeaux-like. Its mature and clear fruit shines smoothl...

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£15.14

/ 0.75 L btl

Garum 2018

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Garum is a serious and elegant wine, almost Bordeaux-like. Its mature and clear fruit shines smoothly, while hints of top quality wood are felt, and its time in the mouth is wrapped in lightly rough tannins. A wine expressing the sophisticated minerality of plaster and the notable aristocracy of any wine which breathes in the airs of Jerez in the region of Cádiz. Merlot, the main actor in the blend, brings no excessively green sensations with it, a feature which often occurs in climates which are too warm and where grapes ripen quickly. Garum's Merlot vines hydrate thanks to air moisture and grow at their own pace with no haste or demands, enjoying the leisurely pace of life in the area. Syrah, Petit Verdot and a small amount the now-recovered Tintilla de Rota grape, complement Merlot, a variety originally from the Right Bank of Bordeaux, adding juiciness and spices to the aromatic blend. Each variety is fermented separately, thus allowing each process to be closely monitored and producing a complete and perfect expression of each grape. Ageing the wine in five-times-used barrels ensures the wood does not hide the graceful and wonderful fruit which shines for all to enjoy.

Garum displays a deep and elegant cherry-red colour, and its soothing yet spicy nose has clear hints of undergrowth and liquorice over extremely ripe black fruit. Sensations of grape skins and the toasted flavours of its barrel staves, rough tannins and a reminiscence of coffee lightly sprinkled with cocoa powder. It wears its strength and drive with pride; a tannic yet pleasant wine, bordering on sweet according to some drinkers. An excellent partner for grilled red meat, especially if it is seasoned with herbs and spices, such as rosemary or cloves.

Food pairing

Red meats / Stews / Rice dishes / Braised vegetables / Vegetables

Vineyard

  • Climate:Atlantic with mediterranean influence

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:Between 11 and 14 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:American and french oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewQuite opaque / Cherry red
  • Bouquet:Spicy notes / Higly aromatic / Ripe red fruit / Cocoa / Coffee / Liquorice / Balsamic aromas
  • Mouth:Powerful / Silky / Toasty notes / Sweet tannins

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2023

Customer reviews

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by: Mike Wootton (11/09/2020) - Vintage 2018

Garum 2018

Garum 2018 is a touch above the average. it tastes very good. I think this wine will be around for a will

by: ctcpayne@yahoo.com (12/06/2020) - Vintage 2018

Garum

Recommended on recent trip To Seville , amazing value medium red good with varied tapas selection, Very drinkable!

by: Verdurin (7 May) - Vintage 2018

chispas

de impacto en nariz a regaliz y zarzamora con una rusticidad honrada.

by: Maria (6 May) - Vintage 2018

Sublime

Nous l'avons découvert en voyage à Séville et sommes heureuses de le retrouver c'est toujours une belle surprise, puissant et robuste, long en bouche il va avec tout !

by: Fred (19/10/2020) - Vintage 2018

Garum

Vin concentré. Le bois apporte de la sécheresse à la finale. Sans doute une garde supplémentaire serait-elle opportune. Sinon, il faut sans doute carafer (plusieurs heures). Le fruit est beau, avec de la profondeur, mais qui cherche un vin léger ou sur la buvabilité ferait mieux de passer son chemin. Ce produit doit être consommé avec un plat adapté.

Bodegas Luis Pérez

Bodegas Luis Pérez

Luis Pérez Rodríguez is a well-known oenologist in the Jerez region and, with this bodega and the support of his whole family, he has restored the making of fine quality red wines, upholding a tradition that had lasted not merely for some time but for three thousand years. In 2002, he acquired the Vistahermoso estate, right in the heart of Jerez's vineyard country, and began producing his wines, ones that were deemed 'signature'. They are small-scale, hand-crafted creations,...

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