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Neues aus Spanien

Robert Parkers Wine Advocat kommt jedes Jahr pünktlich Anfang März mit den neuen Bewertungen für spanische Weine raus. Mit seinem Kollegen Jay Miller verkostet er dazu hunderte von Weinen und manchmal ist es erstaunlich, wie die beiden bei der Vielzahl neuer spanischer Weine jedes Jahr die Übersicht behalten. Ihr Resumee haben sie in der einfachen Überschrift zusammengefasst: The Beat goes on!

Nur einen Wehrmutstorpfen sieht Parker, bei einem Dollar Kurs von 1,50 ? sind die Preise in Amerika im Vergleich zum Vorjahr um 30% gestiegen. Gut für uns, denn hier bleibt der spanische Wein vergleichsweise günstig und es gibt immer noch viele tolle Weine für wenig Geld.

In den nächsten Tagen wird unser neues Spanien WeinBrevier bei Ihnen im Briefkasten liegen. Freuen Sie sich auf spannende Weine und Entdeckungen. Für die neuen Bewertungen war es allerdings leider zu spät, das Brevier soll schließlich vor unserer großen Verkostung am 15. März bei Ihnen sein. Die Lieblingsweine von Herrn Parker möchten wir Ihnen deshalb hier nachreichen.

98 Punkte

2005 El Nido, Bodegas El Nido 160,- € **

The 2005 El Nido is a selection of the best grapes from the same vineyards. Opaque purple-colored, it has even better perfume than Clio. Already complex, it offers up a toasty aromatic array of violet, lavender, espresso, chocolate, blueberry compote, and blackberry liqueur. Smooth-textured and dense, the wine is rich and mouth-filling. It has a decade of aging potential at the least but is so juicy now that it would pair well with a 60-day dry-aged rib eye. It will show best between 2015 and 2030.

97 Punkte

2005 Termanthia, Bodegas Numanthia Termes 149,- € **

The 2005 Termanthia received the 200% new oak treatment where it remained for 20 months. Opaque purple, the wine offers up plenty of toast, scorched earth, truffle, mineral, and assorted black fruits. Tightly wound and very backward, this powerful effort appears to be balanced but will need a decade of cellaring to become approachable. Not as much of a gamble as the Numanthia, it will require much patience by those who purchase it.

2005 Aquilon, Bodegas Alto Moncayo 120,- € **

The 2005 Aquilon has a splendid perfume of slate, violets, and cherry compote. There is beautiful integration of oak, tannin and acidity, a smooth texture, layers of flavor, and exceptional length. There is enough structure to support 6-8 years of cellaring and it will provide pleasure through 2030.

95 Punkte

2005 Clio, Bodegas El Nido 47,50 € *

The 2005 Clio, composed of 70% old-vine Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, is opaque purple-colored with an enthralling bouquet of pain grille, spice box, violets, espresso, blueberry, and blackberry. Layered, opulent, and full-flavored, this thick wine has superb concentration and balance. It will evolve for 6-8 years and drink well through 2025.

2005 Alto Moncayo, Bodegas Alto Moncayo 36,00 € *

The 2005 Alto Moncayo is a selection of older Garnacha vineyards. Purple colored, it is more expressive aromatically with enticing aromas of pain grille, spice box, floral notes, black cherry and black raspberry. Richer, more layered, and intense, this superb effort has a 60+ second finish. Give it 2-3 years to unfurl and drink it through 2020.

92 Punkte

2005 AN, Bodegas Anima Negra 30,20 €

The 2005 AN is predominantly Callet with a small percentage of Mantonegre-Fogoneu. The wine was aged for 17 months in French oak. Dark ruby-colored, more fragrant and richer than the AN/2, it offers a superb bouquet of cedar, lavender, fresh herbs, violets, and wild red fruits. Elegant, silky, intense, and long on the palate, this hedonistic effort will provide much pleasure over the next 10 years.

2005 Numanthia, Bodegas Numanthia Termes 47,50 €*

The 2005 Numanthia was aged for 19 months in new French oak. Opaque purple, it has a superb perfume of violets, mineral, wood smoke, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to a firm, very structured wine with questionable balance. The finish is long but tannic. This is a wine that demands cellaring but purchasing it is a gamble.

2004 Jarrate Crianza, Abel Mendoza 19,90 €*

The 2004 Jarrarte was barrel fermented and aged in new French oak for 12 months. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up a fragrant bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, black cherry, and blackberry. Supple, elegant, and almost Burgundy-like, it has plenty of silky fruit, several years of aging potential, and a long, pure finish.

91 Punkte

2006 Atteca, Bodegas Ateca 14,90 €*

The 2006 Atteca is 100% Garnacha old-vines ranging from 80-120 years. Dark ruby-colored, it delivers an alluring bouquet of Asian spices, wild black cherry, and blueberry. Layered and sweetly-fruited, the wine is nicely balanced and lengthy. It has enough stuffing to evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. It is a superb value. Bodegas Ateca is a new partnership between the Gil family of Jumilla and importer Jorge Ordonez. The winery?s entry level Garnacha de Fuego is a notable value listed on the Best Buy chart at the end of this report.

2002 Gran Juvé Cava, Juvé y Camps 29,90 €

The Gran Juve is composed of 45% Parellada, 40% Macabeu, and 15% Xarel-lo. Medium straw-colored with aromas of mineral, flint, and assorted white fruits, on the palate this sparkling wine is round, flavorful, and elegant. It is as good as most non-vintage Champagnes in the market.

2005 AN/2, Bodegas Anima Negra 14,40 €

The entry level 2005 AN/2 is made from 65% Callet, 20% Mantonegre-Fogoneu, and 15% Syrah. The wine was aged for 12 months in French and American oak, 70% new. Medium- to dark ruby-colored, it offers up a complex aromatic array of pain grille, spice box, wild raspberry, and black cherry reminiscent of quality Pinot Noir. Silky and elegant on the palate, the fruit is ripe and intense, the wine long, balanced, and stylish. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.


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Texte zitiert aus dem WineAdvocate www.erobertparker.com