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Gómez Cruzado Montes Obarenestext
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16¾/20

Gómez Cruzado Montes Obarenes 2018

Rioja, SpainThe Montes Obarenes blends 25% Tempranillo Blanco from Haro; and 65% Viura, 5% Malvasía, and the remaining 5% blending Garnacha Blanca and Calagraño from their vineyard in Las Laderas de Ollauri; all off calcareous-clay soils. This was fermented and aged in 80% new French oak and 20% aged on fine lees in concrete tank. Powerful and textured, with the spiced wood and concrete grip both at play, wrapping around ripe quince, juicy pear, fragrant apple blossoms ruling the creamy, dense, slow palate. The finish lingers with toasted spice and a warming flush. Ample intensity met with freshness, drinking smartly now with proteins, and with a rest in your cellar.Tasted: 10 March 2022Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: Bodegas Y Viñedos de Gómez CruzadoDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Tempranillo Blanco - Haro - Viura - MalvasíaCSPC: 530603