Campos de Cima Três Bocas 2018 (Tempranillo/Malbec/Tannat)

£14.00

This unoaked 2018 vintage arrived recently but please note the blend is different from the 2016, now comprising Tempranillo (40%), Malbec (30%) & Tannat (30%).

‘Três Bocas’ is a reference to the blend’s three grapes, the vineyard location and its three lady owners.

Tasting note to follow – the note below refers to 2016 vintage.

 

Description

ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE: Deep violet-ruby with very slight rusty tinge on rim

AROMAS: concentration of ripe, untamed hedgerow or forest fruits, with damson, plum and prune aromas all showing through

TASTE: Tannins are ripe, savoury and soft; palate is medium to full bodied and smooth, with plenty of ripe herbaceous brambly fruits. Intriguing fig, mint or menthol notes give the wine a real lift, too..

FOOD PAIRING: demands venison, a juicy steak, roast, stew or strongly flavoured cheese

OVERALL: Made by Frenchman Michel Fabre – who owns his own vineyard in the Minervois –  this is a distinctive and complex red that continues to develop with age