Steven Spurrier Tasting Notes

March 2013

Sota els Àngels 2007. Deep concentrated black cherry/rub red with a hint of maturity on the rim, quite warm and quite robust, earthy nose, very well-­‐ expressed, not too extracted; still quite young on the palate, a certain leanness and lifted spice from Carmenere to the fore, yet with good fleshy fruit as a back-­up; still youthful depth, tannins and oak quite present that give a raw edge, but this will blend out in 6 months; a very interesing vineyard wine, full of elegant and quite powerful potential. 2012‐ 18.   17.5/20

 

Sota els Àngels red 2008. Superb dense young colour still purple on the rim, very pure and deep bouquet, smooth and rich yet all in balance, the Cabernet Sauvignon is there but not dominant, smoothness and elegance from the Samso (Cinsault), a very fine vineyard wine, great depth and lift of natural fruit and oak well blended in.  To 2018.  18/20.

 

Desea 2008. Full ruby red, very good ripe summer/autumn red/black fruits on the nose, finely expressed and lifted fruit on the palate, bitter cherries and blackcurrants, good purity and natural acidity brings freshness and length, clarity and depth, a good wine.  2013-16.  16.5/20.

 

Sota els Àngels white 2011. Mid yellow colour, quite viscous but quite fresh, yellow flowers on the nose, good richness of fruit on the palate and the Picapoll adds the acidity that the Viognier lacks;  yellow fruits on the palate, stone fruits and a fine minerally finish, a wine of class and character. 9.3.13

 

Reviewed by Steven Spurrier