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Primary Notes: Blueberry, Blackberry Cherry, Raspberry Licorice, Potpourri Violet, Lavender Chalky
Secondary Notes: Vanilla
Tertiary Notes: Woodsmoke
Dryness: Very Dry
Acidity: Medium +
Tannin: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 14.5
Origin & Awards
Origin: Ribera del Duero, Spain
Maker: Garmón Continental
Fermentation: Biodynamic Heavy Wood
Decanting: 1 hour
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Grilled sausages, beef cheek enchiladas, Lamb burger
Garmón Continental Garmón 2018
Garmón Continental Garmón 2018 is the finest wine they've produced so far. Deep and brilliant violet colour. Aromatic opening of cherries, lavender, potpourri, vanilla and exotic spices. The focused palate exhibits finesse and elegance, a fresh acidity and youthful tannins. Red and dark berry compote flavour at its core with overtones of licorice, violets, woodsmoke and chalky minerals.
Ageing potential: Drink now or keep until 2035.
100% Tempranillo from different villages in Ribera del Duero, Spain. The vineyards range between 30 to 100 years-old, experience a continental climate, and can be found between 800–1,000 metres above sea level. Although not certified, the vineyards are farmed using organic and biodynamic practices.
Fermentation by village with indigenous yeasts. The wine matures in 225-litre French oak barrels for 20 months.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 98 POINTS
"It’s easy to forget that the first vintage of Garmón was as recent as 2014 such is the quality of the wine, but the García family’s longstanding association with the region has certainly contributed to its success. Picked 10 days later than the 2017, this is my favourite release yet, combining vineyards aged between 30 and 100 years in Anguix, Baños de Valdearados, Moradillo and Tubilla. Chalky balanced and effortlessly refined, with notes of red berries, fennel and spice, subtle oak and thrilling freshness A truly great Ribera."
- 94 POINTS
"The only wine they produce here, the 2018 Garmón is pure Tempranillo from different villages with a continental climate, old organically and biodynamically farmed vineyards that are not certified. It fermented by village with indigenous yeasts and matured in 225-liter French oak barrels for 20 months. This reflects the cooler character of the year, and they maybe used a little more used oak (50/50). The wine is fresher, has a lot more acidity and is aromatic and open, with a better balance without losing structure. This is the finest wine they have produced so far, and they told me this is the kind of wine they wanted to make in Ribera del Duero, the Mauro style with finesse and elegance. It brought me to the character of the wines from yesteryear, rustic but with elegance, full of character and with energy and aging potential."
- 94 POINTS
“Deep, brilliant violet. Expansive cherry, blueberry, potpourri and exotic spice qualities on the intensely perfumed nose; vanilla and woodsmoke nuances add complexity. Deep, sweet and focused on the palate, offering powerful red and dark berry compote, lavender pastille and licorice flavours and a suave floral overtone. A spicy nuance gains strength on the long, energetic and youthfully tannic finish, which leaves smoke and mineral notes behind.”
- 93 POINTS
"Colour: bright cherry, garnet rim. Aroma: ripe fruit, dried herbs, creamy oak, expressive. Flavour: powerful, ripe fruit, spicy, round tannins, long."