Garum is a serious and elegant wine, almost Bordeaux-like. 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.
What does this wine taste like?
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. 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.
|Cherry red / Quite opaque|
|Higly aromatic / Balsamic aromas / Ripe red fruit / Spicy notes / Liquorice / Coffee / Cocoa|
|Silky / Powerful / Sweet tannins / Toasty notes|
Drinking and storing
An excellent partner for grilled red meat, especially if it is seasoned with herbs and spices, such as rosemary or cloves.
Vegetables / Red meats / Braised vegetables / Stews / Rice dishes
Wow... what value!
This is a really excellent wine, and not just on the basis of its price point. If you think Andalucía is too hot for good table wine, then you need to try Luis Pérez' wines.
Tried this wine after seeing your thumbs up. For me it was okey but nothing more. You have much better wine than this.
Recommended on recent trip To Seville , amazing value medium red good with varied tapas selection, Very drinkable!
Garum 2018 is a touch above the average. it tastes very good. I think this wine will be around for a will
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.
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.
|Ageing period||Between 11 and 14 months|
|Type of wood||American and French oak|
|Soil||Albariza / Limestone / Stony|
|Climate||Atlantic with Mediterranean influence|
|Yields||Very low yields|
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,...