Reserva Castro Real Especial:
Special wine made with a selection of the best Tempranillo grapes from the “Castroreal” vineyard, a plot with vines over 60 years’ old.
Made following the traditional method of stemmed grapes, the wine has undergone maceration for 24 days, the first three days in the cold and then at a controlled temperature for the remaining 21 days.
FMalolactic fermentation in new French-oak casks and subsequent ageing on the lees in the same cask before continuing to age for a further 20 months in American oak and 24 months rounding off in the bottle.
Lovely cherry colour, medium-high depth and a slightly orange tinged rim. Slow-running but abundant legs.
Ripe red fruit nose (blackberries and plums) over an intense, fragrant base dominated by toasted, roasted oak, vanilla and stewed fruit.
Full, fairly complex and meaty in the mouth, with a more than pleasant final touch marked by very silky, firm tannins. Long, lingering aftertaste.