Monday, 27 July 2015

Wine of the week: Revancha Peon, jancisrobinson.com

This week's wine of the week on Jancis Robinson is the Revancha Peon, as tasted by Julia Harding MW.

In snap-shot summary...

"Here's my tasting note on the Revancha, Peon Malbec 2012 Mendoza (referred to on some websites as simply Revancha Malbec): Blackish crimson with elderberry-coloured rim. Black core. Restrained, subtle aromas of dark fruit and an attractive dusty quality – extremely delicate fragrance with the lightest floral and spice notes. Seductively deep and fine-grained, smooth, cool tannins. Caressing without smothering, fluid across the palate. Incredibly refined texture and just a hint of juicy freshness on the finish. The oak – 12 months in French oak but only one-third new - is barely noticeable thanks to the stunning fruit quality. Finishes beautifully dry. Fabulous purity.

I scored it 17 out of 20 and thought it was excellent value for money, with the potential to age well for another 4-5 years although it is already delicious.

That stunning fruit quality is attributable to the source of the fruit and the finger-tip finesse of the winemaking (manual harvest and pigeage, fermentation is 80-hl tanks, minimum pressing pressure, light filtration). The grapes come from some of Mendoza's best sites: the Drummond and Perdriel subregions of Luján de Cuyo, at an elevation of 980 metres and grown on poor, shallow and well-drained soils, and the Altamira subregion of the Uco Valley, at 1,100 metres on sandy and limestone soils over calcareous rocks."

 Read the full review here. More information on Revancha here. Visit the Revancha website here.

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