Thalarn

75 cl

100% Syrah. Fermented partially in concrete vats and the rest in stainless steel,  with 12 months ageing in French oak barrels.

*Please note bottle may vary slightly in appearnce to image below,

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Thalarn

100% Syrah. Fermented partially in concrete vats and the rest in stainless steel,  with 12 months ageing in French oak barrels.

*Please note bottle may vary slightly in appearnce to image below,

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Complex and intense aromas of red fruits (like cranberries), roses, clove and pepper
Palate Soft tannins, red cherries, garrigue, herbs and spiced notes. Nice balanced finish with great acidity.
Colour Red/ Purple
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Syrah
Alcohol % 14%
Country Spain
Region/AOC Catalonia
Vintage 2014
Making Techniques Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drinking well now, but will improve with a few years of ageing
Producer Castell D'Encus
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Robert Parker 93 Points. ‘One of the most expressive Syrahs from Spain, the 2013 Thalarn carries the name of the village where the winery is located. It was fermented in stone lagares (from the 12th century!), oak vats and stainless steel tanks and then transferred to new French oak barrels for malolactic and 11 months élevage. The nose does not show the oak, as the herbal character is stronger. At first I got some animal aromas, faint leather and a touch of tempera paint that developed strong medicinal notes with time in the glass. At the same time it's quite a mineral, stony wine. The palate is medium-bodied, with a very fine texture and polished tannins, good acidity and length. It is still quite young and undeveloped so is in need of some time in bottle.’
Vinous-Antonio Galloni 93 Points. 'Bright purple. A hugely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, olive paste, candied flowers and smoky Indian spices. Is this Syrah, or what? Sappy, penetrating and seamless on the palate, offering concentrated blueberry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille flavors that spread out and become spicier with aeration. Clings with outstanding tenacity and with smooth tannins that sneak in late to add gentle grip. This suave, complex wine was fermented in a combination of 12th century stone lagars that are chiseled out of the property's granitic soil and stainless steel and French oak casks and then aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% of it new.'

Tags: syrah, red wine, catalan wine, Spanish Wine