Selectus de Aljibes 2011, IGP Vino de las Tierras de Castilla red wine
Selectus 2011, red wine from Bodegas Finca Los Aljibes Wineries, unique in the world. The blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot make up a range of aromas and nuances indescribable and complementary for themselves. Teardrop wine (grape juice is obtained without putting pressure on the grapes), occupies one of the preferred places in the catalogue of great wines of our country.
Note: It is a wine that can be consumed immediately, but evolve favourably over the next five to ten years in bottle.
Sommelier recommendation: Red meats, roast lamb, T-Bone.
Ageing: 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Jay Millers Tasting Note Selectus for 2007 (The Wine Advocate): "The Bodega’s flagship is called Selectus; no 2006 was made but the 2007 Selectus was worth the wait. A blend of 30% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot, it was aged for 18 months in new French oak. Smoky oak, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, lavender, and assorted black fruits lead to a suave, dense, succulent offering that features outstanding volume and a 45-second finish. Give it another 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it from 2014 to 2027.
These new releases from Bodega Los Aljibes demonstrate what can be achieved by talented vignerons working in selected regions of La Mancha. Bodegas Los Aljibes is one of the up-and-coming stars of La Mancha."
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