Comando G 'Tumba del Rey Moro', Sierra de Gredos, Spain 2013

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Comando G 'Tumba del Rey Moro', Sierra de Gredos, Spain 2013

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"This is one of the most exciting projects in Spain at the moment." - The Wine Advocate

"Wow!" says my tasting note, "intense subtlety!" That's the sort of oxymoronic shorthand that I find myself writing when pressed for time at a tasting, in the hope that I'll be able to decipher it later when I have the chance to write a proper tasting note. I've always maintained that truly great wines are paradoxical, combining seemingly conflicting properties and this one does exactly that. Light yet powerful, sharp yet smooth, you get the gist. It's a tremendously interesting expression of Garnacha from a vineyard that the winemaker described to us as a "cliff". 

The Wine Advocate: "In its second vintage, the 2013 Tumba del Rey Moro is already a favourite of many. This half hectare of ungrafted vines at some 1,100 meters altitude is located in a very austere place, full of granite boulders, cold and north-facing, so even colder. The vinification and upbringing of these single plot wines is all the same, so what you see in the bottle is the differences in the vineyards, the climate, altitude, soil and so on... The nose is intoxicating: dry flowers, wild berries, spices, wet stones, rock rose, something citric... The palate is sharp as a knife, even when figures might not show very high acidity. Again this is much more concentrated and powerful than it seems. Deciding between these micro cuvées is splitting hairs. This is fantastic, but in 2013 I also like the Las Umbría's very much. 2,300 bottles produced in 2013.” 96 points

JancisRobinson.com: "Very captivating aromas, subtle and delicate but tremendously expressive. It shows liquorice, plums, cherries, marmalade and a touch of nail varnish, keeping great definition. Totally Burgundian in style, sensual texture and polished tannins. I am not sure about the ageing capacity but it has a great delicacy and depth today. Very impressive example of Garnacha.” 17.5 points

 

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