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Rafael Cambra Dos 2017

Rafael Cambra Dos

2017
Valencia (Spain)
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Rafael Cambra Dos is a well-crafted wine, which makes an immediate impact on the nose with a hefty m...

£8.17

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Rafael Cambra Dos 2017

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Rafael Cambra Dos is a well-crafted wine, which makes an immediate impact on the nose with a hefty measure of fresh, lusciously rich fruit. It is a wine we might well describe as sprightly, lively, very open and accessible, packed with primary aromas, smelling of sweet and acidic fruit, fresh and balsamic, which we would rarely associate with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc varieties, unless we had read about its composition beforehand. The mineral background (flinty) and whiff of coffee essence are the few features that might make us have the odd doubt about its obvious Mediterranean personality, from the south. Decant it half an hour in advance or let it open up in the glass, and you will see how that intense fruitiness and some increasingly apparent, subtle menthol notes always end up by dominating the aromatic palette.

Its entry on the palate is supple, and it maintains that freshness and ripe-fruit intensity on the nose. With a controlled but evident powerfulness, a good tannic structure, and medium-bodied, it proves a juicy wine inviting you to take another sip; it presents a good balance between sweetness and acidity, offering just the level of succulence. Rounding off its flavour profile are some spicy notes of wild shrubs, traces of well-integrated new wood and mild peppery hints. Then again, if we keep hold of the wine in the mouth, India ink notes become apparent; yet its character is definitely that of an Iberian wine, confirming its roots in those two international varieties; on tasting blind, it comes over as a Southern Mediterranean wine, with “classic” undertones that might just keep us wondering.

A wine to set us thinking, for drinking and enjoying without hindrance, an accessible and most attractive wine.

Food pairing

Lamb with fine herbs / Roast lamb / Oven-cooked meats

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:17ºC

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by: Daniel Sanders (6 Jul) - Vintage 2016

Supple red

Fruity, rich rustic wine. I enjoyed this wine with chorizo and beans.

by: natxo.glez@gmail.com (19/12/2019) - Vintage 2016

Great wine

Tasteful and rich! Goes perfect with cheese, Iberian delights, a must have for a good quality price balance. A repeated order every time.

by: David A (02/12/2017) - Vintage 2015

Vino muy bueno

Vino con muy buen equilibrio en boca y un agradable sabor que deja al tomarlo con cualquier plato (carnes o tapas).

by: Pio de Brett (26/06/2017) - Vintage 2014

Belle surprise

J'ai découvert ce vin dans un restaurant de Xativa : belle surprise pour ce vin bien élevé, à base de Cabernet Sauvignon. De retour en France, j'ai voulu en avoir dans ma cave. Toutes les personnes à qui je l'ai proposé l'ont beaucoup apprécié

by: Manolo (17/03/2017) - Vintage 2014

Magnifico.

Aroma a frutos del boque y un sabor agradable al que le gusten los vinos bañados por el Mediterraneo, esta clase de vinos son de mis favoritos.