Herencia-Altés L'Estel 2016 - Station Plaza Wine
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Herencia-Altés L'Estel 2016
SKU: 10387

Herencia-Altés L'Estel 2016

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750ml
$21.99
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$18.89

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Spain, Catalonia, Terra Alta
Brand Herencia-Altés
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The colour is intense and lively with a core of garnet with a bright ruby rim. Stony minerality overlay black fruits and spice on the nose. On the palate, the wine is full bodied with luscious sweet fruit and soft tannins. Fresh berry fruit and toasty notes enrich the structure and natural complexity of the old vines. "A full and round sensation, to be enjoyed with grilled meat of all sorts."
Wine Spectator
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This firm red delivers mineral and sanguine notes that frame a core of plum and licorice flavors, revealing a balance of savory and fruity character. Shows depth, with well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Drink now through 2026.

Thomas Matthews, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 L'Estel is a blend of 50% Garnacha, with 25% each Syrah and old Cariñena from different vineyards from a ripe vintage. The different varieties fermented separately in concrete and matured (also separately) in Austrian and French oak vats for 14 months, then they were blended and bottled after two months. It feels quite oaky and a little heady, polished and soft, with a commercial profile. It's darker than others in the portfolio and has riper fruit and a mealy, biscuity character.

Luis Gutierrez, April 27, 2018