Coto de Hayas Fagus 2012
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|Region||Campo de Borja|
|Brand||Coto de Hayas|
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Fagus de Coto de Hayas is a selection of Garnacha from 40- to 50-year-old vineyards, which aged in contact with the lees in new French oak barrels for ten months. It's very aromatic and perfumed, with strong notes of flowers and ripe small red and blueberries, hints of incense and vanilla, very showy and attractive, perhaps a little over the top. The palate is medium-bodied, with glossy, sophisticated tannins and a fine texture. This is a sleek, showy wine. 75,000 bottles.
Wine EnthusiastOdd aromas of clove are smoky but mostly come across as weird and forced. This has a lactic, creamy mouthfeel with soft edges. The flavor profile is all wood, and resiny, clove-driven wood at that. A severely sweet, cloying, resiny finish is a lot to deal with.