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Castell d'Encus Thalarn Syrah 2011

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92 Pts. Stephen Tanzer

95 Pts. Guía Peñin 

Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
Tasting NotesRed violet colour. Complex and intense on the nose with floral and spiced notes (clove and pepper). Soft tannins. Fresh fruit (cherries) and spicy notes, with an undergrowth forest finish. Vivid, lively acidity and long aftertaste.  

Vineyard: Castell d' Encus
Age of the Vineyard: 8 years old
Time of Harvest: September 2011
Altitude: 850-900 metres above sea level

Harvest Method: Hand-picked
Winemaking: 20% fermented in 12th century stone vats, and the remainder was fermented in stainless steal tank. All wine goes through malolactic fermentation in French barrel and ages for 12 months. This wine was neither filtered nor stabilized. Therefore, it should be decanted.
Winemaker: Raül Bobet

Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: none
Standard Drinks: 8.0
Peak drinking: 2013-2014
Best Served: 16ºC